Common Causes Of Ovarian Cysts

Symptoms of ovarian cysts are never observed and they rise continually without realizing the women that they have ovarian cyst. The most common symptom that originates in women is pain in the abdomen or in the pelvis. The pain in the belly of women having ovarian cyst can occur due to the bust of the cyst, bleeding in cyst, speedy growth or writhing of the cyst.

Feeling pain during sexual intercourse also indicates that the woman has ovarian cysts. Pressure or pain took place due to many factors like bleeding or collapsing of a cyst due to which annoys the tissues in the lower part of the abdominal.

Don’t ever forget that the symptoms of ovarian cyst may be same as the symptoms of other diseases like ovarian cancer or of ectopic pregnancy. Furthermore, appendicitis and diverticulitis may also originate the similar symptoms as those of due to rupture of ovarian cyst. Women should be alert if any type of these symptoms or any alterations in the body takes place. They should also knowledge that which of the symptoms are dangerous. As some cysts may also be life threatening.
One should be aware of the following types of symptoms. If all or any of these symptoms originates in the body, then women should undergo a treatment recommended by an expert. The symptoms those are commonly recognize in the in the women having ovary cyst are described below.

The most common symptom is that women can have a dull aching and a sudden pain or some kind of discomfort in the lower abdomen vagina. Except this, she can also sense fullness or pressure in the belly and can also have trouble during the menstrual period.

The symptoms due to the presence of ovarian cyst also include tenderness of breast, unpredictable menstruations, unnatural bleeding in the uterine and discomfort during urination, weightiness, barfing and infertility. These are the common symptoms those are observed in women having ovarian cyst.

Except the above mentioned symptoms, women may also experience problems like growth of hair all over the body rapidly, head-aches, unnatural pains in ribs and swelling.

I hope, now you are familiar with the symptoms of ovarian cyst. As these are the most common symptoms those arise in the women facing the problem of ovarian cyst and women should be aware of these types of symptoms. Don’t neglect if any kind of alteration take place in your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can sex cause an ovarian cyst to erupt?
    And what is most common cause of ovarian cyst erupting

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  2. QUESTION:
    3 Ovarian cysts?!?
    i have been having stomach and chest pain for about a month so i went to the doctor and i did a chest xray just to make sure my chest was ok… and that was fine, then today i had a cat scan on my stomach and the doctor said that i had 3 cysts on my ovaries (i do not know how big or anything) and that he would contact me again after the weekend to discuss what we were going to do (since it was already too late this afternoon) anyways… so is a common to have cysts on ur ovaries? .. i am on birth control and have been for over a year, but i actually havent been on it for about two months, but plan on starting it back up after my next period… so im just wondering if anyone knows anything about ovarian cysts and what causes them or if its bad or what? i’m kinda of worried but i also know sometimes it is common. Also, i am 19 and is there any chance it could be cancer or anything?! im kinda worried about that.. any info would be great! thank u!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it’s common for some women to have cysts on their ovaries. I’m not sure if there’s any one thing that causes them, but I do know they can be hereditary. I had one that was wrapped around my right ovary, and didn’t know it until I got pregnant. Unfortunately, I ended up having a tubal pregnancy, and lost the baby. They had to remove my ovary, fallopian tube and the month old baby, leaving me with only the left side operational. Nine months later, I was pregnant again, and I ended up having a very healthy baby boy (10 pounds!). Three years later, a little girl, again very healthy (8 pounds 9 ounces). I’ve had no other problems. I would talk to your doctor about what’s next for you. He might suggest you stop taking birth control for a while, and discuss other methods that are safer. I understand your concern about cancer…my mom died of uterine cancer when I was 17. The best answer I can give you is to talk to your doctor about your options. Ask him for some reliable internet links, or literature that he might have in his office that you can take home and read. Every person is different, so talking to your doctor is the best way to deal with what your next steps will be. I know they do lots of things with lasers now, with minimal scars and minimal hospital time. Hope all turns out well for you. <*)))><

  3. QUESTION:
    Do Ovarian cysts cause one sided pain down the leg,sides,vaginal discharge,weight gain,bloating? PLEASE answer?
    I have a history of ovarian cysts. Mostly left side.
    When I do not exercise much and drink 2 cups of tea instead of one for months I usually get a cyst.
    Now since a week
    I have gained 2-3 pounds suddenly
    I have discharge even after ovulation ended
    I am having bloating and pain down my leg and left side

    Are these things common.

    In October my scan showed a tiny cyst in the left side, a functional one, but then things got back to normal soon only I never felt ovulation on the left side after that,ONLY right.

    Now again I am having same pain.

    I am so worried about ovarian cancer. I am 32, no history but so worried. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Ask the doctor if you have cancer, i don’t think you do.
      Discharge and gaining wait is normal when you have cysts.
      I have/had a cysts on my right side & bloating..
      but just work out regularly. Don’t worry.

      Answer mine? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110601083052AAvgn8r

  4. QUESTION:
    What are common causes for false-positive CA-125 Serum levels?
    What are common causes for false-positive CA-125 Serum levels?
    The CA-125 blood test, sometimes used as an ovarian cancer screening, has a high false-positive rate. Some possible conditions associated with an false-positive are fibroids, endometriosis, pancreatitis, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign ovarian cysts. I am looking for a COMPLETE list of ALL possible conditions associated with false-positive results. I’ve done a Yahoo and Google search but am not satisfied with the results. I seem to remember that rheumatoid arthritis is also associated also….for instance.

    If you are able, please provide a complete list. Thank you
    Denisedds….
    Yes, I realize it is a long list… but that is exactly what I am looking for.

    • ANSWER:
      The CA-125 is not intended to be a screening test and should never be sued as one. There may be a complete list of what may cause a false positive somewhere, but there is little need for such a list in a medical setting, as clinicians do not rely on lists. Any irritation in the abdomen can cause a positive result. It’s especially inaccurate in premenopausal women (accuracy rate of about 50%); endometriosis, early-stage pregnancy or even normal hormonal fluctuations can lead to elevated CA-125 levels. Therefore a complete list can be very long.

  5. QUESTION:
    Help? Any other possible causes?
    I am 26 and in good shape but I have been mysteriously lactating since I was 16. I have also had chronic problems with cysts. I was diagnosed with pcos but all of the medication I was given made me very sick (very heightened sense of smell that triggered all day vomiting or massive migraines and extreme balance related nasea issues. After some research I have found that most women with pcos have trouble lactating enough to sustain a child even after pregnancy and I think I could probably wet nurse as is. Plus most women with pcos are heavier and I am quite thin and lots of women with pcos have deibetes but my sugar levels are quite stable.

    This all leads me to wonder if there are any other possible causes pf my irregular menstrual cycle, common ovarian cysts, mood imbalance and lactation..

    Any suggestions/ideas as to what may be causing this would be highly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve obviously had tests since you’ve been prescribed medication and know what your sugar levels are. I’m going to assume your doctor hasn’t been able to diagnose this. Perhaps it’s time to get another/second opinion since your research leaves you with questions.

  6. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I’m 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I’m very likely to have it happen again…
    Now, back to present day…
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago – Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can’t even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I’m a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I’m curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I’m very little for my age.. I’m 16, weighing 100lbs and 5’3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don’t go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It’s good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina–the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won’t have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don’t go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  7. QUESTION:
    just diagnosed with two ovarian cysts on my left ovary?
    After having intercourse last night i began having unbearable pain in my lower abdomen. As well as my back. Slept through the night, woke up and was still having the pain. So i went to the ER. I was given an ultrasound where they found two cysts, one being one inch, and the second two inches in length The doctor told me that, they are common and that my cysts were not considered large.. Two inches seems large to me! They sent me home with an Anti- inflammatory and some pain meds.. told me to make an appointment with a gyno ASAP. What are some other ways i can get relief? Also, could these cysts be causing my periods to be irregular? And does having ovarian cysts decrease your chances of getting pregnant??

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  8. QUESTION:
    Can cysts cause an ectopic pregnancy?
    I had an ectopic last year which caused me to have surgery. Only part of my right tube was removed. I did not have any of the common reasons for the ectopic. The doc said I can only get pregnant now if its in my left tube.I do have ovarian cysts. Is there anyway to have a successful pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have one tube, the chances automatically reduce to 50%.
      But cheer up, coz rest 50% is still there.
      As u have PCOS, just like the way i had, the only thing u need to do, is observe yr cycle very care fully, like when ovulating and then may be you can go for IUI. That is helpful, just like in my case.
      Me too TTC since a yr and half, wth PCOS.
      You should follow some good gynaec and a good result will surely come up.
      All the best.
      Lot of baby shower on u..

  9. QUESTION:
    Anyone with ovarian cysts have luck conceiving?
    A few months ago I went to the ER to find that I had an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. My right ovary is fine. Ive been going through infertility testing cause my husband and I have been having a hard time conceiving. Every test we got back is normal. The only test we need to do is a sperm analysis from my husband but he doesn’t want to take the test cause he is scared if he has a low sperm count he will be depressed and may give up. :(
    I usually get the pain I had when I went to the ER (when I found out I had the ovarian cyst) about every month. So I think everytime I get the pain, it is an ovarian cyst.
    The ER doctor told me not to worry about it since it was small 2cm. (not sure how 2cm is for an ovarian cyst but I am guessing it is tiny).
    The ER doctor told me ovarian cysts are very common. And she also told me it wont get in the way of trying to conceive.
    I also did an HSG in feb. And I heard we had a better chance after that to conceive.
    My husband and I have been BDing every other day after my menses.
    But I want to know if any of you have ovarian cysts and conceived a healthy baby?

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  10. QUESTION:
    Having pregnancy sypmtoms did HPT but came back negative. Could I be pregnant or have ovarian cysts?
    This is week 4 of pregnancy symptoms that I have been having. It’s been 6 weeks since I last had my period. I am tired, nauseated on and off all day, dizzy, got breast soreness a week ago, white discharge, lower back pain, breaking out all the time with acne, bloated, no spotting at all, intercourse is feeling different like I’m tighter down there. I did a HPT in the morning and it came back negative. It’s been more than 6 weeks since I had a period. My friend said she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was 3 months pregnant. She did HPT too. Any advice? I am thinking of waiting a few more weeks to take another one and then call the dr.

    What else are the symptoms caused by.

    I haven’t had any abdominal pain or weight gain which seems to the common symptom of having ovarian cysts. Help?

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  11. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have a Uterine Fibroid or a Ovarian Cyst?
    Hi guys! I’m just wondering, how would you know if you have either or, or both? Are ovarian cysts close to the belly button? Do uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts cause two different types of symptoms? Is one more common than the other in younger women as apposed to older?

    I’m 26, and think I may have one of these. I feel a small mass, like a dime or quarter size close to around my pubic hair above my pubic bone, on the right side. I don’t feel much pain but discomfort when I get up and start walking.
    I really want children in the future… Will I be able to have a normal sex life and healthy children in the future? Thanks so much for your help!!
    And I’m going to be making a ob/gyn appt tomorrow, what will the doctor do when I go in to get checked? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have 2 fibroids and one polyp. My periods are so heavy i bleed for 20 days out of the month. If you have heavy periods you might have these. It is smart to get it checked out. Best of luck to you.

  12. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and birth control question!!!?
    okay so last night i went to the hospital because i have been feeling very fatigued, grumpy as hell, headaches and dizziness and some pain in pelvic and ovary area… and they did bloodwork and ultrasound and found out that i have ovarian cysts!!!!! ugh…i know alot of women have them and i am 23 and i know its more common in women in there childbearing age cuz they form when your ovulating. well i have one of my right ovary that is 1 and a half cm’s and a couple on the left ovary and im sooooo worried about this because me and my fiance are planning to have another baby in about a year. and advice on if this causes me to be infertile or have alot of fatigue and whatnot…ALSO…what is the best birth control i can take that doesnt cause weight gain or moodiness (i have enough of that with 2 young kids)??? thanks sooo much!

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  13. QUESTION:
    Heres a question for any girls (poss boys) do any of you know anything about pollycystic ovarian syndrome?
    i have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and was wondering if anyone had any infomation or personal experiances of of the illness. can the cysts burst? what are the common causes? what problems can the illness cause a person? any usefull sites that people may know of?

    • ANSWER:
      i found out i had pcos last year it’s quite common, though a lot of people don’t know they have it. I know if your a little overweight and you lose the weight they can dissapear on their own i’m busy dieting my way to check this 1 lol . Mine effect my fertility as i do not ovulate regularly but this was sorted out with clomid. didn’t get preg but my partner has lsc so theres another story. this website is quite useful. xxx

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/womenshealth/facts/pcos.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    I had a follow up ultrasound today and it found 2 ovarian cysts still.?
    Two months ago I had an ultrasound done for pelvic pain. Which is very common since I have endometriosis. They found two ovarian cysts one was 5 cm and the other was 3 cm. Since then I have not had a comfortable day. I am also 8 weeks late from my menstrual cycle which is not common for me at all, usually my cycles last for weeks. All my pregnancy tests have been negative. So I went in today for an ultrasound and the 2 cysts are still there but only went down a cm and it also said they were septated. It is causing alot of pain. My question is what does it mean when they are septated, why haven’t they gone away? What can they do for this? And could this be causing my period to be late?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure if it’s related, but I was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes multiple painful cysts to develop on my ovaries, but the condition itself is a hormonal imbalance where the body retains too much estrogen, causing infrequent and missed periods. It is very painful and as far as I know the only treatment is for the symptoms, not for the condition itself. My reccomendation is to increase your daily water intake, regulate your diet and exercise routine and urinate often. I’ve found that relieving myself often helps take the pressure off and reduces the pain at least a little bit.

      If that doesn’t help and you’re still in pain, I always take 2 naproxen sodium (aleeve) and 2 excedrin migraine.

      I’d ask your doctor about PCOS on your next visit.

  15. QUESTION:
    please help! ovarian cysts?
    Today I was told that I have cysts, but the doctor said that i shouldn’t worry about it. That it’s pretty common and it’s harmless. However I was searching online and it made me really scared. Currently I’m taking birth control pills, but i read on one of the sites that it might cause growth of the cysts. My left ovary is 1.8*2.6. right 1.6*1.6. Right cyst is 2.6*2.9. Does anyone know what that might mean? Anything would be helpful. Thanks

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  16. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  17. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and high white blood cell count?
    Wed. Nausea and vomiting. Thurs. just nausea. Fri. went to the Dr. think I was sick. (maybe from cleaning something really filthy) Found when he pressed on my right side- severe pain. Blood work showed high white blood cell count. Ct scan done Fri afternoon showed no appendicitis but a very large cyst on my right ovary. Ovarian cysts have become common place for me. Usually causing pain (8 on a 10 scale) on the first day of my period(Every period for last 7 months). And occasionally a quick cramp (10 on the scale) lasting a few seconds A few times a week. My last period was 2 weeks ago. No period now. Pain yesterday was a 10. Went from 2in below my belly button to my sternum radiating through my spine. Pain in my bottom when I sit in the bathroom. Pain is down to a 4 and still nauseous. Is this all the cyst and if so what can I do?

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  18. QUESTION:
    26 have been diagnosed with pcos but I lactate?
    I am 26 and in good shape but I have been mysteriously lactating since I was 16. I have also had chronic problems with cysts. I was diagnosed with pcos but all of the medication I was given made me very sick (very heightened sense of smell that triggered all day vomiting or massive migraines and extreme balance related nasea issues. After some research I have found that most women with pcos have trouble lactating enough to sustain a child.

    This all leads me to wonder if there are any other possible causes pf my irregular menstrual cycle, common ovarian cysts, mood imbalance and lactation.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Plus most women with pcos are heavier and I am quite thin and lots of women with pcos have deibetes but my sugar levels are quite stable.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you need to get your prolactin levels checked, ask ur obgyn to run that test in that case she may give you pills to help get rid of the level of prolactin in your blood. Google: too much prolactin for further information but ur best bet is a doctor.

  19. QUESTION:
    can you become pregnant on depo if you have been diagnosed with ovarain cyst?
    I ash this question bebcause im on depo and this website says cyst occur mostly when it is a menstrual cyccle but i dont have periods any advice please?

    Women’s normal function of the ovaries happens once a month as they produce an egg each month. This is call ovulation, a cyst-like formation called a follicle forms inside of the ovary and it matures and ruptures as an egg is released each month during ovulation. A corpus leteum forms when the follicle is emptied and if a pregnancy does not occur, there’s a dissolving of the corpus leteum. When this process does not end as it should, it causes a common type of ovarian cyst…”a functional ovarian cysts.”

    • ANSWER:
      Actually you can get pregnant on any type of birth control, sorry. I am sorry you have the cysts I know how badly they hurt when they burst but, yes you can still get pregnant.Hope I helped!

  20. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst- any advice?
    I went to the ER a couple weeks ago with pain in my abdomen that was so bad I couldn’t walk. They ran some tests and said that I have an ovarian cyst and that that was probably what was causing the pain. I have an appointment with a gyno on March 11, but I’m really worried and wanted to see if anyone has experienced this before. Lately, sex has become more and more painful to the point where I don’t really want to do it. It feels as if my vagina is getting shorter and shorter. The last time my husband and I had sex was right before the severe pain that sent me to the ER. I read that pain during intercourse is associated with an ovarian cyst. Has anyone experienced this and can sex make it worse or cause it? I didn’t discuss this with my husband until after the ER visit because I kept thinking up excuses like maybe I just wasn’t turned on enough or maybe I had a cramp..etc. I guess I was in denial that there was a problem, but now that I look back, sex began getting uncomfortable a few months ago. Also, when I went to the ER and they did a vaginal ultrasound, that little thing that they use hurt like nothing I’ve ever felt. The lady that was doing it applied slight pressure and it felt like a knife. The pain that this seems to be causing is absolutely excruciating… is that kind of pain normal? Like I said, I will discuss this with the doctor when I see him, but I would really like to hear from someone who has had one of these cysts before. I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but a few months ago, around the time that this pain during intercourse first started to catch my attention, I spotted between periods for the first time in my life (I’m 25). It scared me to death because it’s never happened before and I spotted for a few days and then no period. Since then my periods have seemed strange- I’ll start spotting several days before starting rather than a few hours before (which is what has always been normal for me). Does this have anything to do with having a cyst? How long could I have this for and is it common to keep getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely-this could be pain from cyst(s) or it could be pain from fibroid tumors of the uterus. I have had experience with cysts and the pain from these can bring you to your knees. I have had cysts that caused me to have surgery twice once on the left side and the right side too. I had an 8cm cyst on the left that actually ruptured. I felt like someone stabbed me with a butcher knife. Well, I ended up with emergency surgery from that one. I ended up losing my ovary and part of my fallopian tube. Exactly a month to the day that I had that surgery I was in severe pain again! Every time I had a bowel movement my right side would hurt like you can’t imagine. Needless to say I got checked out and I had a 13 cm cyst on the right side. This time when I had surgery they drained the fluid from the cyst as they did not want me to lose both of my ovaries. At that time I was 31. After this surgery I was put on Depo-Provera to prevent me from ovulating. At this time I already had children but they still did not want to take my ovary due to hormone loss. I was on Depo for over 5 yrs. When I decided to discontinue Depo the cyst returned at that time my GYN recommended a complete hysterectomy as I also had Endometriosis. So I suggest you get your symptoms thoroughly evaluated. I know what you are going through.

  21. QUESTION:
    Non-Classical Adrenal Hyperplasia ever heard of it?
    Okay, I was completely astonished by this.. I was watching this show called “Mystery Diagnosis” on Discovery Health. I could not believe what I was hearing – this woman and her family on the show were explaining her ordeal throughout the last 10 years

    I knew from the first symptom she had expressed what she had. Wow, was I ever wrong. The more and more I watched, the more I was convinced she had Polycystic Ovarian Disease.

    To make a long story short, this woman had almost every single symptom of Polycystic but it turns out that she had a disease called Non-Classical Adrenal Hyperplasia.

    Apparently, the symptoms almost mimic one another.. I could not believe it. I just thought I would share this with all of you as I had never heard of it and I don’t know if any of you have either, have you?

    I had been diagnosed with PCOS at 20 and im now 23, and i was never told of this, i was not tested for insulin levels & where the testosterone was coming from (with non-classical adrenal hyperplasia the testosterone comes from the adrenal glands and not the ovaries)

    I’m now pregnant, so im thinking after the baby is born to get tested for this NCAH, and see what they find, im so glad i found this as i may have been misdiagnosed with PCOS as it said on the show many people get diagnosed with the common PCOS and not this… so its possible some with PCOS have it and have not been notified

    I recommend if you have been diagnosed with PCOS & never heard of or this NCAH has not been ruled out, to go and get checked and tested for this, tell your doctor about this & ask for tests

    Heres a site that gave me the overview of the symptoms after looking it up:

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia_non_classical_form/symptoms.htm#symptom_list

    Its the same symptoms i have for the so called PCOS

    Also apparently if you have NCAH your more at risk for getting PCOS which causes the ovarian cysts symptoms…
    Also with NCAH you dont take birth control pills to correct the problem, you are given some steroid (forgot the name) and it makes the testosterone and other symptoms drop and brings your period back… the birth control only gives you a regular non ovulation period… so please get tested if you think you may have this!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of this diagnosis. I learned about the diagnosis thru Mystery Diagnosis as well and it caused me to start wondering as well.

      I am hoping to get to Endocrinology again to get this checked in to when I talk to them about whether or not I have a thyroid problem.

  22. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and pulsating and fluttering lower left side?
    My doctor years ago mentioned that I had a small ovarian cyst. It has never ever caused any problems, however the last 48 hours I have Had tenderness and kinda sharp pain lower left side… from diagrams I find it seems to be exactly where ovaries are located. I today am getting a pulse like, fluttering ( as flutters a woman gets when first feeling a baby move) I am not pregnant nor is there any possibility that I could be.

    My question is has anyone at all that has had a cyst got the fluttering, pulsating.. kinda like a heartbeat feeling in that area. I do not want to go to the ER, I have no insurance due to job loss.

    If it something that will clear up on its own I rather home treat it. I am able to walk, stand, but I do feel bloated, pain and fluttering in direct area of left ovary…

    I am especially concerned about the fluttering.. i am scared it is a sign of possible complications.

    Any help would be appreciated. I have read that it is possible to have the fluttering but how common is it.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      im 16, i have a cyst on one of my ovaries too. that causes my periods to be stronger and it hurts more than a regular period should. and yes, when im in pain, and put my below my belly, i can feel a pulse. i guess its the pain, but that only happens to me when im on my period. and you should also see a doctor, because you need to ahve that removed. mine is very little. but yours can be dangerous. it could of grown in a year.

  23. QUESTION:
    PLEASE GIRLS HELP ME TAKE THE BSE QUIZ FOR GRADUATION!!!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    1. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.

    a. True
    B. False

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The purpose of menstruation is:

    A. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken

    B. it allows for fertilization to take place

    C. it allows ovulation to take place

    D. to shed the lining of the uterus

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS include:

    A. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30

    B. previous signs of anxiety and family history

    C. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    D. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    Question 4 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    A. hernia

    B. menstruation

    C. endometriosis

    D. ovulation

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    A. mammogram

    B. lumpectomy

    C. mastectomy

    D. malignant

    E benign

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?

    A. 25

    B. 65

    C. 40

    D. 55

    Question 8 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.

    A. false

    B. true

    Question 10 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    PMS occurs only in females who:

    A. are tired and do not exercise regularly

    B. have high hormone levels

    C. who are taking birth control pills

    D. who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    A false

    B true

    Question 13 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:

    A once a year

    B at the beginning of your menstrual cycle

    C in the middle of your menstrual cycle

    D a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    Question 14 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer typically:

    A grows slowly

    B begins with small changes that may go unnoticed

    C occurs in very young men

    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    Question 15 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The release of progesterone causes:

    A ovulation

    B menstruation

    C the build up of endometrium

    D maturing of the ovary

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    A a new lump in the breast

    B the nipple becomes inverted

    C change in the size or shape of breast

    D all of the above

    Question 17 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?

    A family history of breast cancer

    B not having children

    C people who breast feed their babies

    D drinking alcohol

    Question 18 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.

    A false

    B true

    Question 19 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.

    A True
    B False

    Question 20 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    A menopause

    B peri-menopause

    C childbearing years

    D before beginning menstruation

    Question 21 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    This surgery, called ____________removes all or part of the breast and sometimes the surrounding tissues.

    A mammogram

    B lumpectomy

    C mastectomy

    D malignant

    E benign

    Question 22 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the
    You guys are soo right..lol…i dont need it anymore I did it …I didnt wanna wait for answers so i just did it
    And it was for a highschool Health class…graduation requirement…i have no plans on becoming a nurse or any type of doctor….so chill bra

    • ANSWER:
      1. False
      2. D
      3. B
      4. False
      5. C
      6. E
      7. C
      8. A True
      9. B True
      10. A True
      11. D (I think)
      12. B True
      13. B
      14. D
      15. C
      16. D
      17. C
      18. B
      19. A
      20. C
      21. C

      hope this helps..

  24. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  25. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  26. QUESTION:
    I’m kinda worried…i need to know if peeing 12 times a day is a bad sign when…easy 10 points for yes or no?
    I’m pretty sure i’m about 6 weeks pregnant…but not positive…i took a test and it was a faint positive BUT i have had issues with ovarian cysts here in the last 3 months and on the box it said that because of the hormones they cause it could be a false positive…the hardest part is i have the same symptoms with cysts as are common during pregnancy…breast pain, slight dizziness, light cramps, late by 4 and 1/2 days mostly spotty, 2 day period (only difference is with cysts i normally don’t have a period), some gas issues, some slight nausea in the morning and some at night, and i have pressure in my lower abdoment, not a lot but enought to notice…on top of all that i average peeing 12 times a day for the last 5 days…idk if cysts cause this because i’ve never had it before…idk if it could be because i might be pregnant…i’ve never been pregnant before…i had sex three times in three weeks the last time being july 5, i missed my birth control for 2 days in a row after that because of an unforseen accident ( and once or twice i was late by a few hours before those 3 time occured, idk if that helps or not)…either way i need to know if peeing 12 times a day at being between 7-5 weeks pregnant is normal…thanks in advance =] (i am going to the doctor but couldn’t get in for 3 weeks, since my mom had to the the appointment and i can’t tell her til i know for sure so she didn’t push it so i just need some assurence until then) again thanks
    forgot to add that i’ve had a watery discharge for 2 or 3 weeks on and off
    I’ve only drank what’s normal for me

    • ANSWER:
      first the more u pee the better for the body, as if u pee more than normal its detoxing ur body.
      Now ur body is preparing a room for a baby thats why u r having discharges, pee, dizzy so on.
      until u see ur doctor take good care of ur self, best way to check ur pregnancy is blood test which is always correct, i dont believe in test kits.
      yes u r pregnant.
      good luck,
      take care.

  27. QUESTION:
    Scared.. small ovarian cyst and BV—easy 10 pts?
    Bear with me so I can explain everything. I just had an ultrasound last month and they found a 2 cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. I am going back on Monday for another ultrasound to see if anything has changed, doctor says its very common in women my age and that they will just keep an eye on it.

    A couple of months ago, I had what seemed to be a yeast infection and I got a kit to clear it up at home. It seemed to work and my symptoms went away fast. I had my annual physical last week and she said it looked like I still had a yeast infection and it was a suprise to me b/c I didnt feel any symptoms. She called me the next day and said that I have bacterial vaginosis and gave me a prescription to clear it up. I have a dull ache in my left ovary just like I did when I went for the ultrasound but I should also be starting within the next couple of days.

    I’m scared that the cyst and this bacterial thing is going to cause me problems with getting pregnant. Have any of you had these things and had kids? I’m married and I have been with only him the last 4 years sexually and no I dont have any std’s.

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts are common in women and are usually due to follicles that contains an ovum that doesn’t rupture. Is it the time for your period? The pain may come with your period.
      Bactrial vaginosis usually does not affect fertility. The cyst probalby doesnt affect fertility as well, unless you have had severe period pain and there are multiple cysts and heavy bleeding.
      Hope that answers abit of what you are looking for and good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    Positive pregnancy test result, possible cyst?
    First off, I don’t want kids. I’m 19 and have way too many dreams for that to happen right now. I want them down the road, when I’m out of school. But not now. So don’t think I’m excited about this. I’m hoping for a cyst.

    Anyway, ovarian cysts run in my family. My great grandmother had them, my grandmother had them, my mother had them, so ever since I started my period I figured I might.
    My periods are strange. They go for every 3-4 months, and are never at the same time of the month. And I’ve always thought that might mean I have cysts. But we’ve never gone to the doctor to check it out as it’s never posed a problem until now.
    My current boyfriend and I are always super-careful when we have intercourse. Though, I know condoms and pulling out aren’t 100% effective… it helps. And I used to be terribly anorexic and bulimic, so pregnancy never worried me. I always thought that maybe I did so much damage to my body over those seven years of anorexia/bulimia that I’d be infertile. Though, I didn’t rely on that alone.
    Well, for a couple-a few weeks now I’ve been really bloated. And it’s a hard bloat in my lower stomach. When I use the restroom it goes down like over half, but it’s still there. For these few weeks I keep getting sharp stabbing pains in my pelvic area. When I go number 2, the act of pushing it out (because I’ve been going through an alternation of constipation and laxative-induced diarreah) gives me these strong pains around both my hip-bones, but inside. The harder I push the more it hurts. My eyes actually watered yesterday it hurt so bad. Sometimes if I just move wrong I get those pains. And sometimes I get this pressure on my rectum, and my bloat feels “heavy” almost.
    So I thought it had to be cysts, but the paranoia of it being pregnancy was still there. Mainly because I haven’t had spotting, and my breasts are fine. No discomfort at all. And the pain is what confuses me, if i’m pregnant why would it hurt so bad? And why aren’t I having the other common symptoms?

    So, I got some pregnancy tests last night and took one when I woke up this morning (because it said that was the best time to do so). And to my utter dismay, it said I was pregnant.
    I really can’t have this though. I just can’t. My boyfriend wants kids, but not now. Just like me. We’ve talked a million times about how neither of us can. And I’m afraid I’ll lose him if I am.

    Anyway, I read on the pamphlet that comes in the box of tests that ovarian cysts can cause a false positive reading.
    What are the odds of this?

    I’m going to the doctor Friday, but I just need some feedback to help me calm down a little.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never heard of cysts causing a false positive. I’ll be honest, I think you are pregnant. Just take it one day at a time, and try to stay calm.

  29. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cyst?
    I had an ultrasound recently, for something unrelated, and the lady doing it told me I had a cyst on my ovary. I’ve heard they’re quite common and usually nothing gets done about them, but I’ve always had period/PMS problems, like heavy flow and acne etc etc and I’ve heard that this could be the cause of that, so wouldn’t getting it removed remove those problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Now a days it is done by llaparoscopic surgery,
      what they do they drill the cyst at many places
      thus ovary is saved and no pain
      patient remain very comfortable

  30. QUESTION:
    Lesion on spleen, CT and Ultrasound?
    Not too long ago I went to the Emergency for severe, severe abdominal/pelvic pain. (I’m a 21 year old female, by the way). A CT was done to rule out appendicitis. I have a copy of the report, and a few things were discovered…

    LOWER THORAX: There is a small focal area of pleural thickening along he medial left lung base. There is dense breast tissue bilaterally.

    IMPRESSION: There is a 3-cm right adnexal cyst with a moderate amount of free pelvic fluid which is particularly seen in the cul-de-sac region and within the endometrium.
    Approximately 7-mm low- attenuation lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen which is too small to characterize in the current study. This lesion is well circumscribed and may represent a benign cyst. However, attenuation value is higher than expected for a simple cyst possibly due to volume averaging. Ultrasound may be helpful to differentiate between cyst versus a solid lesion.

    The ER doctor didn’t mention the lesion on the spleen, only the ovarian cysts. A pelvic ultrasound was done that day.

    FINDINGS: The uterus is retroverted. There is moderate uniform thickening of the endometrium to 12 mm, which presumably relates to the patient’s menstrual cycle. The right ovary has multiple cysts, the largest of which measure 3 cm in diameter. The left ovary has multiple follicular cysts that measure 5 mm and less in diameter.

    I understand that ovarian cysts are quite common, and generally don’t cause any problems. It appears mine ruptured and that;s what caused me to be in pain.

    What I’m curious about is the pleural thickening-I haven’t been exposed to asbestos to my knowledge, what can cause this?

    Also, several days after my ER visit, my primary doctor ordered an ultrasound to check out the splenic lesion.

    FINDINGS: There is an 8-mm round hypoechoic area in the spleen that is difficult to characterize. There may be slight acoustic enhancement. Although this could represent a simple cyst, it does not display the classic appearance. A folow-up splenic ultrasound study could be performed in 3 to 6 months to document stability.

    I understand doctors are busy; I’ve gotten some answers but will have to wait until my next appointment for further clarification. I’d like some additional opinions, thanks in advance for any help =]

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not really sure what it is you want to know. Are you wanting to know if you should be concerned about the findings? The answer is no.
      It is very common for people to have various little things in their body. Usually they don’t know it and usually no one knows what caused it. A tiny spot of plural thickening is not a reason to think it could be mesothelioma, which takes 25 years to manifest.
      The lesion in the spleen is very small and not seen well enough to call it a cyst so the only thing to do is watch it. I would be more worried about the ovarian cysts as they are FAR more likely to cause you problems.

  31. QUESTION:
    Conflicting tests, am I pregnant?
    My boyfriend and I recently (August 6th) had sex for the first time. He wore a condom and pulled out a second or two before he ejaculated, because I was around my ovulation at the time and we’re both rather paranoid.

    On August 12th I began bleeding lightly and had some dark brown spotting. It lasted for about two days. I thought this might be implantation bleeding, because my periods have been very regular and my period was not due until the 17th.

    On the morning that my period was due, I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive. (Clearblue Easy Digital). I took two more of the same tests and both came back negative. However, knowing that false positives are much less common than false negatives, I wasn’t sure.

    Then the same night I got my period. It has been very heavy for 4 days so far, much heavier than usual with a lot of cramping.

    I suffer from lupus as well as have ovarian cysts that cause my periods to last around a week and a half. I did some research and read that ovarian cysts have been known to cause false positives on some hpt’s?

    What do you people think? Am I pregnant, is it a chemical pregnancy, or am I just being paranoid?
    Yes, my period currently has quite a bit of clots in it. Larger and more than usual.

    • ANSWER:
      Well if you received a positive result, you are/were definitely pregnant. False positives are so rare they’re almost impossible. Any positive result you receive on a pregnancy test should be considered accurate and you should see a doctor for confirmation and prenatal care. Since you started bleeding heavily after your test (and you probably should have gone to the ER about that, honestly) it’s likely that you started miscarrying. And yes, this early, it would be considered a chemical pregnancy. Are there clots in the blood? When a woman miscarries it’s best for her to receive medical attention so they can make sure that the uterus empties itself and she doesn’t need a D&C to remove any leftover tissue from the uterus. There’s still a chance that you’re pregnant and not miscarrying, sometimes women bleed during pregnancy and the bleeding is heavy enough to be mistaken as a period. I suggest you go to the doctor for a blood test to determine if you’re still pregnant and if the pregnancy is viable. Good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    is it likely i’d feel pregnancy symptoms 2 weeks before my period?
    for about 9 days i’ve been having weird feelings and cramping. i’ve felt nausea for the past 3 days. I’m beginning to worry i’m pregnant, so i’ve written down the symptoms and the days they occurred. it’s a touch long winded, so i’ll summarize for those of you who don’t wanna read it all.

    for two weeks i’ve had either sharp or dull cramping along my lower abdomen and lower back. for about 3 days i’ve been feeling dizzy, off balance, faint and nauseous when smelling certain things or getting hungry. I’ve been urinating frequently for 2 weeks, retaining water for 3 days. i’ve noticed nipple tenderness and breast tenderness near my armpits.. my period isn’t due for another 8 – 9 days. i also had a lot of sex from the 12th of august to the 16th.

    how likely is it that i would be pregnant, and would it be possible for me to feel symptoms this early?

    total list of symptoms:

    august 5:
    – first day of last period

    august 12 – 16:
    – have intercourse two times a day while visiting my boyfriend.
    – miss a birth control pill (crap!).

    august 14 – 17 (day 1-3):
    – notice sharp cramping when sitting down or standing up.
    – feel fine otherwise.
    – having discharge like that during ovulation. thick and white.
    – something feels wierd and ‘off’ for a couple days

    august 18 – 20 (day 4-6):
    – still having sharp cramping. but more so it’s dull aching like period cramps. constant cramps.
    – beginning to wonder if it’s possible i’m pregnant. i’d have to have ovulated a week early.
    – notice more discharge. still thick and white.
    – urinating frequently. very annoying.
    – also have lower back pain. feels like it needs to crack, but i can’t crack it.
    – mild heartburn (not uncommon)
    – go to the doctor on day 5, suggests it might be ovarian cysts. wants me to go for an ultrasound to check everything out.
    – diarreah on day 19 – could be due to eating too many blueberries

    august 21 (day 7):
    – still feel cramping. sometimes sharp, sometimes dull. sometimes in lower back.
    – feel stomach flips when i smell food or am getting hungry.
    – unreasonably hungry. unless i stuff myself at a meal i’m hungry within 2 hours
    – feel nauseous when hunger is coming on
    – feel faint and see spots twice after walking up a hill and a flight of stairs
    – lose breath easily
    – retaining fluids. fingers are swollen enough to make me move rings down a finger
    – still urinating frequently, but because of water retention urination is very unsatisfying
    – extremely tired (but i also had 6 hours sleep)
    – nose is plugged and needs to be blown multiple times a day. (uncommon for me)
    – extremely windy from both ends

    august 22 (day 8):
    – wake up dizzy after and cramped (other days i have a couple hours of relief after waking up)
    – still feeling nausea when smelling food.
    – still retaining water, still urinating frequently, still unsatisfied after urinating
    – extremely tired. mind is alert, but body is heavy and lazy (woke up early today too)
    – notice mild heartburn (not uncommon)
    – extremely hungry, even when nauseous.
    – still having creamy discharge
    – don’t feel faint during the day, but do feel off balance
    – nose is still plugged, and needs to be blown multiple times
    – extremely windy from both ends
    – turns out ovarian cysts rarely cause nausea.
    – take home pregnancy test at 9:30 pm (period due in 9 – 10 days) – negative result, as predicted. period due in 9 – 10 days

    august 23 (day 9)
    – wake up hungry (rare)
    – wake up with cramps. dull pain in my sides and lower back
    – while drinking coffee feel nauseous. lump in my throat.
    – frequent urination. seem to be dumping the fluids that were building up.
    – notice nipples are tender and tingly when touched/poked. also notice pain near armpits when pushed, the spot the underwire of my bra runs near the armpit (sore breasts are common the week before my period)
    – still having creamy discharge
    – period due in 8 – 9 days.

    • ANSWER:
      I felt symptoms the day I conceived, literally. I started to feel nauseous on and off and had cramping. Soon after that I started to feel excessively hungry. It is definitely possible. Try not to stress too much, or analyze your symptoms too much, as that can make them seem worse. It is also possible that this is all in your head. Not to say you’re crazy, but the mind is a powerful thing. I was absolutely positive I was pregnant once – had all the symptoms I had with my other pregnancy – but wasn’t. I think my mind just sort of created the symptoms. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck. If I were you, I’d test in about 4 days. You can sometimes get a positive 4 days early (although it’s not gauranteed), and if you’re having symptoms already you probably would. Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis or Ovarian Cancer please read all?
    About a year ago I was experiencing some abdominal pain and lower back pain. figuring it was a uti I paid no mine then one morning… I woke up feeling like my panties were plum soaked. I stood up and automatically started pouring blood very scary. My period wasnt expected for another 2 weeks and this was’nt a period at all…it wa alot of blood. Anyways scheduled an appoitment with the gyno and found out I had 2 small 2.5 centimeter cyst on both ovaries, Being that cyst are common and normal the Doctor of course wanted to the do watch and wait, especially considering im only in my 20′s. He put me on high dose BC and figured they would disolve after 1 to 3 mentruations. Well its been a year and the cyst have never went away. One cyst has grown a bit. Ive been horribly sick. I have frequent urination and trouble holding my urine. Once I feel the urge I have to run to the bathroom. I, having loads of symptoms including constipation, diarhea, abdominal swelling im no longer able to wear jeans because the pressure of them bothers my abdomen. Im getting worse and worse by day now. I cant go out in public because I get really sick when I start walking around. I have fainted once and was rushed to the hospital. My immunity was shot. Well anyways being that the cyst havent gone away and are causing abnormal bleeding weird stringy and watery discharge the Doctor has decided to do Laproscopic surgery. He thinks I have endometriosis but says Ovarian cancer is in the back of his mind. The thing is my cyst are quite small but my symptoms are proven to be severe. One cyst is growing a little however. Anyways is it possible to have cancer with such small cyst, I guess considering the doctor said it was in the back of his mind. Im really worried because I literally feel like im dying. Im getting worse day by day. Anyone with some expertise on ovarian cancer please give me some imput. Ive done plenty of reserch so no need to send me the websites. Im not an idiot I do reserch my possible illness. I need someone personal story with dealing with endo or ovarian cancer with such small cyst? Im in extreme pain from lower back both sides of my abdomen and pain radiating down my thighs. I have horrible gas that will not pass on its own and cannot be relieved by over the counter or prescription meds.
    This is a reposted question but I was hopin to get better or more informative answers not that the answers I did get werent good, they were very much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey girl! I am not sure of the symptoms of ovarian cancer but I have a friend whose mom passed away of ovarian cancer. Her cyst was big enough to where you could feel it on the outside of her lower abdomen. I myself have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Endometriosis & I have had 3 surgeries & a D&C! I stay in pain to this day. They told me that once I had my child that my symptoms would most likely disappear, but that’s just not my luck! They are back & have been in full force for about 6 months now. My first surgery they removed a ruptured cyst along with a few others; my second surgery they removed a total of 17 cysts from the left & the right ovary; the third surgery they removed 13 cysts, & the D&C was done because of my irregular periods where I would bleed for weeks & months sometimes. Birth control never worked for me as far as shrinking the cysts. I had became anemic & then they diagnosed me with a bleeding disorder. With PCOS it’s never easy to lay & wait to see if they will just go away because once you start ovulating more cysts can appear & they sometimes can be filled with blood & other fluids (which mine were). Once they rupture they can cause terrible pain such as vomitting, nausea, diarrhea, & yes abdominal swelling. Those are all of my symptoms 85% of time…not always the vomitting but always the others. But feel free to email me & we can talk! I hope everything works out for you because I def. know how you feel!

  34. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis or Ovarian Cancer Please read all?
    About a year ago I was experiencing some abdominal pain and lower back pain. figuring it was a uti I paid no mine then one morning… I woke up feeling like my panties were plum soaked. I stood up and automatically started pouring blood very scary. My period wasnt expected for another 2 weeks and this was’nt a period at all…it wa alot of blood. Anyways scheduled an appoitment with the gyno and found out I had 2 small 2.5 centimeter cyst on both ovaries, Being that cyst are common and normal the Doctor of course wanted to the do watch and wait, especially considering im only in my 20′s. He put me on high dose BC and figured they would disolve after 1 to 3 mentruations. Well its been a year and the cyst have never went away. One cyst has grown a bit. Ive been horribly sick. I have frequent urination and trouble holding my urine. Once I feel the urge I have to run to the bathroom. I, having loads of symptoms including constipation, diarhea, abdominal swelling im no longer able to wear jeans because the pressure of them bothers my abdomen. Im getting worse and worse by day now. I cant go out in public because I get really sick when I start walking around. I have fainted once and was rushed to the hospital. My immunity was shot. Well anyways being that the cyst havent gone away and are causing abnormal bleeding weird stringy and watery discharge the Doctor has decided to do Laproscopic surgery. He thinks I have endometriosis but says Ovarian cancer is in the back of his mind. The thing is my cyst are quite small but my symptoms are proven to be severe. One cyst is growing a little however. Anyways is it possible to have cancer with such small cyst, I guess considering the doctor said it was in the back of his mind. Im really worried because I literally feel like im dying. Im getting worse day by day. Anyone with some expertise on ovarian cancer please give me some imput. Ive done plenty of reserch so no need to send me the websites. Im not an idiot I do reserch my possible illness. I need someone personal story with dealing with endo or ovarian cancer with such small cyst? Im in extreme pain from lower back both sides of my abdomen and pain radiating down my thighs. I have horrible gas that will not pass on its own and cannot be relieved by over the counter or prescription meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I can be of no help, My Mother had Endo & had surgery to remove her female organs but she was in her 30′s and done having children. I was young and unfortunately don’t remember. I just wanted to say that I will say a prayer for you dear, I can feel the frustration and hurt in your Question & can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through.
      I worry I will end up with the same thing, Stay strong, Pray, & get a second opinion…If you feel like there is more to this than meets the eye then get a second opinion this is your body and your Dr sounds like a good one but to tell you its just in the back of your mind isn’t doing you any good if you really are cancerous.

      Good Luck, I hope all goes well with the surgery and its nothing more but these two cysts & you will become symptom free.

  35. QUESTION:
    Dark brown blood, already had period?
    My period ended 2 weeks ago, but for the past 5 days, I have been having dark brown discharge. It’s heavier than spotting, but not a heavy flow. I have an ovarian cyst, but I don’t believe I have any other problems. My periods are usually pretty regular, except on the rare occasion my cyst ruptures. Could this be a sign of something more serious? Is this common to bleed for so many days? Could a cyst cause such a thing?

    • ANSWER:
      go and see your doctor about your concerns. i had a small cyst a few years ago plus a uterine polyp. had both removed. the gyno told me though we always have cysts, they will grow and shrink away. my cyst had shrunk in between the time of having the scan done and going to see the gyno.

  36. QUESTION:
    How common is secondary infertility?
    sorry this is so long!! Plz help!

    I am
    Wondering because I am 26 years old.. In great health all around, get my period every month like clockwork, and ovulate every month as well., I have had some small ovarian cysts which have messed with my period in the past, but they pop on their own.

    I have a 5 year old son, and before him I was pregnant 2 other times that both sadly ended in misscarriages.

    Since my son, I’ve had 4 boyfriends (and yes, a few sexual flings) and have never gotten pregnant.

    Now I’ve been dating (now engaged) to my fiancé for a tad over axyear (13 months) with NO forms of protection, and nothing in the way if pregnancy yet.

    I have gone to both planned parenthood clinic and an OBGYN to be checked, and the results at both places told me I looked fine down there,no STD’s,no infections,etc etc.

    So.. Any advice?? Is it odd to only have 1 child (successful pregnancy) in 5 years and then fall pregnant again?? My fiancé Really wants a child and I keep thinking I’ll never be able to give him one.. But then I think that A-I already have one so I’m sure I can get pregnant again, and B-doctors told me I’m fine down there.. So I’m sure it will happen again when I least expect it to.

    My fiancé was in the Marine Corps for 4 years and exposed to a lot of radiation,he know works on an airfircr base building airplanes, and is still at times bring exposed to radiation.. So he of course is paranoid that he might be sterile. He was married fit 5 years and his x never got pregnant, and now she has a 4 month old son with her current boyfriend. So, my fiancé could possibly have dead swimmers.

    Advice??? Anyone take awhile to conceive their second baby?? It’s weird because before I got pregnant with my son.. I ALWAYS would say there is no way I’ll get pregnant ( cause I had sex a bunch of times before it happened) and my mom would always say ” you better be protecting yourself” and I’d say ” I won’t get pregnant, doesn’t ever happen”.. And BOOM!! It happened.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    how common are the side effects of alesse-28?
    okay, recently i wen to the gyno for an ultra sound due to severe pelvic pain. they found that i had a ovarian cyst rupture and perscribed Aless-28 to help reduce my risk of getting another one. I think im getting the generic form, im only 15 and ive read alot of really bad reviews. i heard it causes acne and weight gain. i already have a problem with acne and i really dont want to gain any weight because ive been trying to lose some. im already 141 pounds and 5/7 so i look fine but still. im really worried because of all the bad side effects. just wondering how it could possibly effect a 15 year old girl (who is not active by the way, just need it so my sticking ovary dosent rupture).

    • ANSWER:
      The sid effects that i list will effect in some part anyone that takes–alesse-28
      The following side effects are associated with Alesse-28 Oral:

      Common side effects:
      Breast Tenderness Less Severe
      Breast Fullness due to Milk Production Less Severe
      Acne Less Severe
      Dizzy Less Severe
      Low Energy Less Severe
      Visible Water Retention Less Severe
      Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
      Throwing Up Less Severe
      Bloating Less Severe
      Stomach Cramps Less Severe
      Feeling Weak Less Severe
      Water Retention Less Severe

      Infrequent side effects:
      Migraine Headache Severe
      High Blood Pressure Severe
      Frequent Headaches Severe
      Yeast Infection of Vagina and Vulva Severe
      Abnormal Test Result for the Body’s Sugar Tolerance Severe
      Sun-Sensitive Skin Less Severe
      Hair Loss Less Severe
      Abnormal Hair Growth on Body or Face Less Severe
      Yellow-Brown Patches on Skin Less Severe
      Weight Gain Less Severe
      Weight Loss Less Severe
      Altered Interest in Having Sexual Intercourse Less Severe

      Rare side effects:
      Depression Severe
      Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the Eye Severe
      Pancreatitis Severe
      Heart Attack Severe
      Stroke Severe
      Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood Clot Severe
      Blood Clot Severe
      Hepatitis Severe
      Disease of the Gallbladder Severe
      Inflammation or Infection of Vagina Severe
      Absence of Menstrual Periods Severe
      Irregular Periods Severe
      Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual Period Severe
      Benign Tumor of Liver Cells Severe
      Liver Cancer Severe
      Breast Tumor Severe
      High Amount of Triglyceride in the Blood Severe
      Cervical Discharge Less Severe
      Focal Nodular Hyperplasia of Liver Less Severe
      Change in Appetite Less Severe

  38. QUESTION:
    Wish me luck! Any one else had this?…?
    Got my appointment with some gyno specialist tomoro about some concerns with my ovaries (frightening talk!) Keep getting Pretty Large cysts on both my left and right ovary, abdominal pain, irregular and missed periods and weight gain (that sucks), Doctors trying to find the cause/treatment, got me on edge a little bit. Im almost engaged, wanting to start a family of my own (hes already got a couple troublemakers lol) kids are my life, ive worked with them and always wanted them. My mother couldnt have me and mirically concieved me through IVF (Invitro Fertilisation) (Test Tube Baby) only a couple years after the first ever test tube baby was born in 1986, im a miracle child! Ive been having nightmares ever since i had these things diagnosed by a doctor as ovarian cysts, although a common thing, mine are supposedly a large size and reccuring and bring a lot of pain with em every month, the words of a doctor haunting me in my sleep (we may birth control if youre lucky, if not simple surgery and worst case take out one of your ovaries), i havent slept in a couple days, just nervous. Me and my man have a long distance relationship; only while i finish my studies (i move back up in a few months) and im seeing him in 10 days but im just a little uptight, and I know the people on Yahoo answers can always give me a reassuring word of advice or a story lol fingers crossed!

    • ANSWER:
      Some things you can control, some things you can not. What is happening inside your body is out of your control, how you react to it is up to you. So many changes are happening in the medical field these days that what was deadly or dangerous even a few years ago is now treatable and sometimes even curable. Chin up girl, this too shall pass – take it one day at a time.

  39. QUESTION:
    Could it have been ‘breakthrough bleeding’ & be possible that I’m 11 weeks pregnant?
    Okay so my period before this one (March 11th 2010) was over 2 weeks late and it was red and heavy. I had what i thought was Implantation spotting at CD36 – Thursday 15th April. We had a faint positive on a CB test but when i came on (May 5th 2010) i thought it was over & charted for my next cycle.

    Is it possible to have a period if you are pregnant and go on to have a healthy full term pregnancy?

    I have been having common pregnancy symptoms – frequent toilet visits, dark nipples, dark circles round my eyes which in my whole 23 years of my life have never had, ive been moody, headaches, feeling sick, more hungry etc..

    The ‘breakthrough bleedding’ would have hapened around 7-8 weeks pregnant. Could it have been an ovarian cyst that caused the bleeding but i had mistook if for my period?

    If its possible i could be about 11 weeks pregnant. Im going to get a test and see but id like to know if this is actually possible :) Thanks
    No, I haven’t taken any tests at all since the Clear Blue test when i was two weeks late on April 26th 2010. It was a faint positive, but defo a positive. So I was rather confused when I had bleeding on 5th May but put it down as my AF. I havent had any bleeding since then and it had stopped by May 9th just spotting on May 10th. But nothing since that :/

    • ANSWER:
      Have you taken a test recently hun?

      One of my friends is pregnant and she has had 2 bouts of heavy bleeding once around 9 weeks and the 2nd around 11 weeks she is now 26 pregnant and her baby is doing great.

      If you take another test and it’s positive then I would get yourself to the doc’s for a blood test!

      Good luck hun! Hope you are pregnant and that baby is ok!

      xxx

      Edit: I would take another test and book yourself an appointment at the doc’s! x

  40. QUESTION:
    Do I Have Endometriosis?
    ik its long but i am DESPERATE for an answer!…i have been suffering for 8 years and i want to know what the hell is wrong with me!
    i heard Endometriosis is somewhat common in teens and there are the symptoms it lists on WebMD:
    * Pelvic pain. <--under my ribs
    * Severe menstrual cramps. <--didnt change when i went on birth control like my ob said
    * Low backache 1 or 2 days before the start of the menstrual period (or earlier), becoming less during the period. <--had mri's and xrays done a few years back and they cant figure out what causes my severe back pains
    * Pain during sexual intercourse. <--may also be due to a ovarian cyst i have?
    * Rectal pain. <--im not sure what this exactly means?
    * Pain during bowel movements. <--not all of the times but more than half of the time i would say yes
    * Blood in the urine or stool. <--in urine after sex sometimes, but in stools atleast once a week
    * Some vaginal bleeding before the start of the menstrual period (premenstrual spotting). <---no!
    * Vaginal bleeding after intercourse. <--yes and usually bright red
    * Pain. Where it hurts depends on where the implants are growing. You may have pain in your lower belly, your rectum or vagina, or your lower back. You may have pain only before and during your periods or all the time. Some women have more pain during sex, when they have a bowel movement, or when their ovaries release an egg (ovulation). <--pain in lower back during ovulation, pain before and during period, pain while having sex, pain while having a bowel movement, and random pains on sides and between my ribs
    * Abnormal bleeding. Some women have heavy periods, spotting or bleeding between periods, bleeding after sex, or blood in their urine or stool. <--always have had heavy periods, bleeding after sex, blood in urine after sex and blood in stools, but no spotting
    * ovarian cysts <--have two, but are under control

    other symptoms that i have are:
    *being tired for no reason starting the week before my period and ending the week after
    *needing to pee all the time starting during my period and ending a week after my period
    *intense sharp shooting pains in my stomach where it becomes hard for me to stand up straight
    *dry skin during my period
    *greasy hair the week of and the week after my period

    other non period related medical problems:
    *ADHA (concerta 54mg)
    *asthma
    *knee problems (dislocated my knee cap about a yr ago)
    *poor diet
    *drinking
    *dont exercise much
    *sexually active (no way i could have an STD because me and my fiance have been together since we have been 14 and are each others ONLY sexual partners)
    do you thing i could have endometriosis or something else? can it be treated? could it be potentially dangerous? medical professionals or people with personal experience would really help! but i would like anyone to answer if they think they can help I AM SO DESPERATE...i have an appointment in march with my gyno
    As you can see i experience and have struggled with these symptoms since i have got my period at 10 years old. Now that i am 18 i feel like i need some answers because this has effected my life and heath. thanks for helping.

    p.s. if there is any other info you would like to know about my health i will add it in...please i really need some answers!
    my sister and aunt have PCOS (very bad case tho)
    they have never gotten a period and i have very heavy ones so thats y i thought it wasnt PCOS.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with your menstrual period. Although many women experience cramping during their menstrual period, women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that’s far worse than usual. They also tend to report that the pain has increased over time.

      Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis may include:

      ■Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into your period and may include lower back and abdominal pain.
      ■Pain with intercourse. Pain during or after sex is common with endometriosis.
      ■Pain with bowel movements or urination. You’re most likely to experience these symptoms during your period.
      ■Excessive bleeding. You may experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).
      ■Infertility. Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.
      ■Other symptoms. You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
      The severity of your pain isn’t necessarily a reliable indicator of the extent of the condition. Some women with mild endometriosis have extensive pain, while others with advanced endometriosis may have little pain or even no pain at all.

      Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis.

      When to see a doctor
      See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis. The cause of chronic or severe pelvic pain may be difficult to pinpoint. But discovering the problem early may help you avoid unnecessary complications and pain.

  41. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

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    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

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    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

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    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

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    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

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    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

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    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  42. QUESTION:
    hernia or lympth node?
    2 weeks ago after a work out ,I noticed a lump in my left groin.It appeared suddenly .I saw a Dr. had blood work and urine checked all came back fine. Had an ultra sound and c.t scan ,both showed I have a ovarian cyst. Dr. said that they are common ,swollen lymph node is unrelated (body fighting something),and to follow up with my reg.dr. which is unsure of cause ,asked for blood work for ovarian cancer and lyme disease. results in tom. today I noticed the lump is not visible when i lay down and bulges out when i stand up. Is it possible that it is hernia and I’ve been misdiagnosed for inflamed lymph node??? this lump is less than an inch and feels solid.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Elevated LFTS with an unknown cause? Help!?
    My friend Beka has been sick for many many months. She has been going for testing and the Doctors cannot find a reason as yet to what is causing her issues. We are concerned that there is a hidden disease that is being masked by smaller aliments that are a symptom rather than the cause itself. If anyone has experienced the following issues or know of anything to test for please let us know. We’ve tried www.webmd.com and other such sites but we can’t point to the origin yet so we don’t know what to search under. Here’s a time-line.

    Oct. 2010 (7 months ago)
    First symptoms:
    -Developed Singles, given antibiotics (acyclovir and ciproflaxen) which cause C-Diff. Have had intermittent rectal bleeding since.

    Feb 2011 (3 months ago)
    -developed Pneumonia, was given the antibiotic Z-Pak.

    All during this time line she had experienced abdominal cramps (bad cramps), frequent vomiting, night sweats, general weakness, anemia, dizziness. She has also experiences around 3 times, both hands suddenly turning smurf blue for several minutes and then returning to normal.

    She was referred to a gastroenterologist in feb, and the doctor has ordered multiple tests and here are the results
    First Tests
    Blood test and EGD, stool:
    Results were severely elevated ALTS and LFTS, and the EGD found erosion of the esophagus, a hiatal hernia [moderate]. And stomach was very inflamed- Doctor took a biopsy of the stomach. Confirmed H.Pylori.
    Was Prescribed amoxicillin and vancymyocene(?). Initial blood test did not show the infection from H. Pylori and neither did a stool test.

    Start of March
    Colonoscopy, blood:
    ALTS and LFTS were still elevated
    Colonoscopy showed internal hemorrhoids (small).

    April
    Sigmoidoscopy
    Hemorrhoids are now moderate (increased in less than 2 weeks), Hiatal Hernia increased in size as well to just under sever.

    Hydascan-
    gallbladder was functioning at a slow but normal rate (40% were 35% is considered normal)

    Between the Colonoscopy and the Sigmoidoscopy (2 week time frame) she lost 8 pounds, and when the hemorrhoids and hernia increased in size as well.

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    Patient History
    Beka is Rh(neg) and has had 3 children. She has also has bacterial Pneumonia that has left her lungs with scarring but has not affected her life style, weighs 125 currently, is 33 yo, and does not smoke or drink. deadly allergic to bees. She was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in early 2010 when one ruptured while she was at work and had to be taken to the hospital. Her urine is really dark (almost orange) all the time.

    Family History-
    father died of leukemia before she was born.
    Grandfather on maternal side- died of prostate cancer.
    Paternal Grandfather died of throat cancer.
    Maternal Uncle currently has colon cancer
    *******************************************

    Beka’s sister in law is an OBGYN, her Doctors, and all of us think there is some underlying disease or issue that caused the Shingles to appear. She is scheduled for an upcoming Liver Biopsy and MRCP.

    Right now her Doctors are at a loss and the bloods tests are not pointing to anything. They are concerned about moving to fast with her, but me and her sister in law think they need to get more aggressive. They have ruled out hepatitis.
    If anyone has known anyone with similar experiences or know of other diagnostic testing that might pinpoint an issue please reply! The Doctors just aren’t finding anything and I’m afraid where we’re in a small rural community that they might be missing something that is not common here or isn’t seen as much due to small populations! We’ve checked the Liver, gallbladder, colon, small bowel, stomach, esophagus and haven’t found anything!

    I am also concerned about the validity of the results of these tests since the H.Pylori was only found due to the stomach biopsy, if some infection or something could be hidden and the blood, stool tests just missing them completely.

    Not to borrow trouble but if it is something serious we want to find out now and fight it before it becomes life threatening. Any help is greatly appreciated. If anyone needs more info please just ask.
    thank you for the response what do you mean it is not standard i was given 2 different antiobiotics to take for 10 days and have to go have a breath test done to confirm if the h plori is gone and i believe the other prescribtion was clarithmicin… i still have the nausea and the abdominal cramps, my liver is still highly elevated .. again i am not a doctor but i do not seem to be finding the answers …. and what is crohns ? by the way this is beka speaking

    • ANSWER:
      Have you considered Li-Fraumeni Syndrome? Read my explanation and you’ll see why I though about this…

      When I saw the family history, Li-Faumeni is the first thing that came to my mind. Li-Fraumeni is an autosomal dominant cancer syndrome (1 person in every generation has it) that involves a mutation in the tumor suppressor gene p53. p53 is known as a “guardian of the genome” because it’s the major inducer of cell cycle (growth) arrest and apoptosis. This is the gene that prevents the inappropriate growth of cells ALL over the body.

      When a person with Li-Fraumeni is born, every single cell in there body has two sets of p53 genes per cell. One of those genes is mutated (non-functional), and the other is normal. This is fine because our cells only need 1 functioning p53 gene for it to suppress the over growth of cells. Many cells in our body undergo DNA mutations all the time and if it’s a threatening mutation, p53 is responsible for triggering cell death. However what if that mutation occured TO the p53 gene in a person who already has one of those genes mutated… then you have nothing telling the cell to stop growing… So then you get the growth of a tumor since p53 isnt there to inhibit it and other mutations will usually occur causing abnormal morphology of the cell, etc.

      My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a bad egg donation experience?
    I have just recently gone through an egg donation and as a result suffered a large cyst on my ovary. They told me that its extremely common and that I cant work out or do anything that caused me to strain my lower body because i might lose my ovary because it might twist. although the have told me its common, all the literature says that it only happens 1% of the time. It has to be a lie. But my story is nothing compared to my neighbors experience, She did an egg donation at a center in La Jolla california and suffered two large ovarian cysts but they drained them and asked her to do another one because the lady she donated to didn’t get pregnant. Last night she had to go through emergency surgery because her new large cyst was so large that they actually considered it a tumor and her ovary had turned over itself. They had to remove her ovary and shes only 19 years old. I think their numbers of how often complications happen has to be very wrong. When I went to the doctor he kept saying he was sure it wasnt because of the donation that these things just happen to some women som etimes. Has anyone had a similar bad egg donation experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I just finished my fifth cycle as an egg donor. I have not had any major problems at all.

  45. QUESTION:
    Who all on here has PCOS?
    Basically I am looking at getting a support group started and was wondering how many people in the answers community has PCOS

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS) is a syndrome in which the ovaries are enlarged and have several fluid-filled sacs or cysts. These cysts may look like a string of pearls or a pearl necklace, and a woman can develop one cyst or many cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a leading cause of infertility and is the most common reproductive syndrome in women of childbearing age.
    Basically I am just wanting to see how many people there are out there that actually have PCOS and what their situations are so I know how to direct the group.
    I was diagnosed at age 16 and I am 26 now. If anyone would like to talk about PCOS with me I am available, Just send me an email.
    I just gave a brief explanation for anyone that does not know what it is about.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I also was diag with PCOS but I got an ultrasound and there was no cysts…..so I trying to figure out what this means…but I had a son 5 years ago and me and my husband has never used protection and we still are not pregnant so please tell me about the group so i can join

  46. QUESTION:
    Bleeding for 3 weeks?
    I’m only 17 years old. I have been on birth control since I was 13 because they found ovarian cysts. I have about 18 of them now but I have been living with them and the birth control keeps the pain minimal. I’m also anemic. (I thought I would give you all a little background of my female health to help with this issue). This past month I have had my period non-stop for 3 weeks while on the pill. This has been making me extremely tired and dizzy. With all the things I already have (the cysts, anemia, and being on the pill) what could the cause be? I know I need to see a doctor and I will but what is the most minor thing it could be, what is the worst, and what is some in between? Is this common for my age when I’ve never had this problem before since I started the pill 4 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I think a doctor is the only one who can tell you what is going on.I don’t think anyone’s answers are going to be helpful unless they have had the same problem and are a doctor and then again this is you so really I think only going to a hospital and seeing a doctor is the only thing that will help you.Sorry I could not help.Good luck though!

  47. QUESTION:
    Severe cramping after intercourse?
    I am a 21 year old female. A little history on my lady issues: I started my cycle when I was 13, always very heavy periods, was put on the pill a couple different times to “jump start” my cycle when it would last too long, etc. When I was 16 I had my first bout of severe menstrual cramping. I was in school and suddenly the pain came on, like a normal cramp…but it didn’t subside. I was standing in my choir class singing and I just remember feeling a TON of pain in my uterus…I passed out and I was taken to the school nurse. I was told later that my face was paper white. When I did come to, I was still in tremendous pain and my mother, who was a teacher at the same school was called out of her class and took me home.

    I went to the gynecologist and was told that I was perfectly healthy. At this point in time I had not yet had sexual intercourse or any other sort of sexual contact that could have led to an STI or an STD.

    This happened a few more times, spread out over the course of four years. Severe enough pain that a couple of vicodin would simply take the edge off, and the cramps would last from 20 to 45 minutes, sometimes longer.

    A year ago, I got married and have intercourse regularly with my husband. A couple months after we got married, I had one of those horrible bouts of cramps at the onset of my period (it always happens on the first day of my period), and it was so terrible that I called an ambulence; my hands and feet had gone numb from my hyperventilation because the pain was so intense. This time it lasted well over an hour. At the hospital I was given an ultrasound, and I had bloodwork done. There were no cysts on my uterus, nothing looked abnormal, and I was not pregnant. All the immediate threats were out of the way. I scheduled a gyno appt for the next month.

    About a week later I had sex with my husband, who is fairly well endowed, and experienced this same horrible cramping five minutes after we were done. It lasted about ten minutes and then dissipated. I want to note that I was not on any type of birth control at this time, we were just using condoms.

    I was given a pap smear at my gyno’s and everything was normal, I was given no explanation for the horrible cramping. Sometimes this type of cramping is caused by your cervix being tilted a certain way, and I asked about this, but apparently MINE is tilted in the opposite way and should not be causing this type of pain. I left with no answers at all. I was told that cramping is common, basically, it happens suck it up.

    I have since had these horrible attacks three times after intercourse in the past five months. Generally it happens after my husband penetrates deeper than normal, so it’s possible he’s hitting something internal in there…but this doesn’t explain the menstrual cycle severe cramping.

    Three different doctors have told me that this is normal, and there is nothing wrong with me. They have discounted endometriosis, HPV, any other STD and ovarian cysts. But I know my body, and I know that something is wrong. A person doesn’t just feel extreme pain for no reason.

    Has anybody else gone through this and gotten a more conclusive answer? I am so tired of going to doctors and being treated like I’m crazy and I’m making this all up in my head. This pain is real, and I’d like to know what is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear gods above, I could have written this. Heavy periods, cramps so bad they thought I had appendicitis, and with the cramps I would become very pale (ghostly, even my lips and gums would go pale). And exhaustion. Total exhaustion.

      It took many years, but I was finally diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is different than having cysts ON the ovaries, which does cause other problems. A lot of the symptoms of PCOS are also found in people with endometriosis, or other uterine fibroids.

      I know you said your doctors ruled out endometriosis – did they do a laparascopy? If not, it’s hard to discount that. A good friend went through many physical exams and told that she did not have endometriosis. It wasn’t until they biopsied part of the uterus that it was discovered that she did have endometriosis.

      Cramping after sex is NOT normal. I’m sorry, it’s not. It could be that you have scarring, inflammation, or cysts. Again, things that could be caused by PCOS and/or endometriosis.

      Pain is the body’s way of saying “something’s not right”. Do a little research on both endometriosis and PCOS and see if any of the symptoms match what you have. (I have PCOS and I don’t have a lot of the symptoms they list, but it can be confirmed with blood tests and an in vetro ultrasound of the ovaries.) It’s also possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis. And I do not envy those women.

      I would get another opinion from another GYN. Don’t go to a regular doctor, but make sure it’s a gyn, as the female reproductive system is their specialty. They may know things that a regular GP or ER person would not.

  48. QUESTION:
    Female questions I need to know for school?
    Hi, uhm.. My teacher gave my class a list of 150 questions.. I did all of them but these because I can’t find the correct answer, every time I look one up 5 different answers pop up, I just want a good grade, if you could help me out, that would be AMAZING of you. ~Prudence~

    What are the recommendations of the American Cancer Society for the early detection of breast cancer?

    Define the following:

    Breast Cancer

    Lumpectomy

    Mastectomy

    Mammogram

    What is the term used for a biopsy (removal of cells/tissue from a suspicious mass) that indicates cancer is not present? ___________________

    How often and when should you do a BSE?

    How should the BSE be conducted?

    What changes would indicate a need for a medical exam?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Define menstruation.

    Why does the lining of the uterus build up?

    What hormone is released that causes the endometrium to build up?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Besides pain, swelling and bleeding during the menstrual cycle, what are other more severe results of endometriosis?

    List three possible treatments for endometriosis
    _____________________________________________________________
    Ovarian Cyst

    Explain how an ovarian cyst grows and the physical problems that one can create?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Explain the acronym: PMS

    What are the five symptoms that are most prevalent with PMS?

    What are three home treatments to prevent the symptoms of PMS?
    _____________________________________________________________

    What is a hernia?

    Why are they more common in men than women?

    What are the symptoms of a hernia?
    _____________________________________________________________

    What is prostate cancer?

    How is prostate cancer detected?

    What are the risk factors associated with prostate cancer?

    What are three complications that can develop in association with prostate cancer?

    What are five symptoms that are associated with prostate cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, use google !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    negative pregnancy test, 2 missed periods, I FEEL pregnant! Is it in my head?
    I know that there are a lot of women out there who are going through the EXACT same thing as I am. I also know that there are many women out there stressing over the same situation as me. I want to gather as many stories that relate to what I’m experiencing as I can (in the form of answers) so that others can alleviate their stress and put their mind at ease on those late nights when you are searching the whole internet for answers.
    FACTS:
    -My periods comes every 28 days consistently (I have been keeping precise track)
    -As of TODAY it has been 8 weeks 5 days since my last period. That means I am 33 days late.
    -no UTI, thyroid, ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalance, etc.
    -As I researched I found that many OTHER factors can cause my period to be late, but finding info that matches up with my circumstances is difficult. So,why ELSE my period might be late:

    Diet:
    I know a change in diet can delay a period but mine has been pretty consistent. I eat about 2,000 calories a day some days less. I eat roughly 2-3 sometimes 4 meals a day. I have an increased appetite so, sometimes, I eat more often.

    Stress:
    I wasn’t stressed when I suspected I was pregnant. I became slightly stressed when I read a few test results (negative pregnancy tests). That said, I have been much more stressed out in my life before (as in 10 out of 10 stressed) and have never been this late for a period. I’ve only been a few days late, not months! I missed one on March 5th and April 3. LMP February 5th.

    Pregnancy Test:
    I’ve taken a number of them. I’ve taken 5+ home tests (dollar store brand with 2 lines if positive) came with faint positives (or what I thought were faint positives) and others negative. I took 5 clinic tests. 2 results were inconclusive, 2 faint positives, and 1 negative. I took 2 digital home pregnancy tests, both negative. I also took a urine test at my physicians office and that was negative as well.

    Symptoms:
    -fatigue: during the day and keeps me up at night
    -insomnia: kind of common for me. I’m on probation ( i know, disaster) and I have to call a program every morning at 5 am to do random testing. As previously stated, my fatigue keeps me awake at night due to my frequent napping during the day.
    - discharge: at first I had what I thought was my “normal” period discharge: a slick white substance. Then a few days later I had a slightly thicker white discharge. Now, it is a thin, white, creamy discharge with mild odor.
    -Abdominal pain: My abdomen feels heavy and occasionally bloated. When bloated, my stomach feels hard like I have abs, but they clearly do not show. I am also having slight rib pain. I know that rib pain. I’ve also had cramping for 2 weeks that I keep thinking will be my period. I’ll rush to my bathroom with a tampon to see there is only CM (not too disappointed with that, lol).
    -weight: Abdominal pain and fatigue sometimes makes me reluctant and hesitant to exercise. I’ve always weighed less than 108 pounds without working out. I’ve always been less than 105 pounds (except once when all I did was eat McDonald’s but at the time I wasn’t a vegetarian. Then, I weighed 111 pounds) without working out but now I am 109 lbs (strict vegetarian). 2 months ago, I was on a diet and got down to 100. I’ve slowly been adding on the pounds.
    -heartburn: I’ve never EVER had heart burn but my twin sister has it all the time.
    -constipation: my bowel movements are hard to pass and I have them more frequently (sorry if TMI)
    -gas: includes random burping. I can control other forms of gas.
    -lower back pain: sometimes sensitive to the touch..but I’ve always had back pain due to the slight unevenness of my pelvis.
    -headaches:sometimes migraines with not temperature
    -nausea: in the morning and at night
    -breast fullness: no sensitivity. I also have, what I believe are, more visible veins on them.
    -mood swings: I seem to have a short fuse on my temper and am more quick to cry.

    Contraceptives:
    I was on Yaz (birth control) as a treatment for ovarian cysts (no longer have) and stopped taking the pill in May. So I know this shouldn’t play an effect on my periods. As of yet, my fiance and I do not use any form of contraceptives.

    Please post your stories concerns and advice! I need all the information I can get!

    PS I plan on getting an ultrasound and beta test done!

    • ANSWER:
      I am dealing with the exact thing as you, and my test came out negative as well, and i missed my period and im on yaz too, so this is very weird to me.

      Anyway you sound definitely pregnant, you should go get a blood test

  50. QUESTION:
    Is this pain normal, or indicative of a condition?
    I am in pain more often than anyone I know, of any age, but especially of people my age.

    I’m an 18 year old female. I’m not in the best shape, but I’m not obese. I don’t think I have any vitamin deficiencies, except maybe potassium, because I get occasional charlie horses. I have had problems with my female parts (e.g. ovarian cysts, frequent periods, etc) for years. I’ve also had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don’t think it is depression pain though, because I’ve been on Cymbalta for a couple years. I am particularly sore after a day of physical activities such as shoveling snow or having sex. Mostly I chalk this up to me not being in shape, but often I notice that the pain seems to be a little too deep-seated for that; it starts to feel like my joints are creaking, like I’m some old person and that I should walk gingerly so that nothing hurts. Many times, I develop pain for no reason at all. One day I’ll just have an ache in my neck, or my calf, or my stomach. With the exception of abdominal pain (also common, probably because I don’t eat enough fiber), all the pain feels very deep. Most often it feels like it’s in a joint or a bone, less commonly in a muscle. Sometimes I get pain like growing pains used to feel: severe, coursing. But I haven’t grown in years. I also get totally random stabs of pain, most commonly in my breasts or hands. Just a quick stab, sometimes a few in succession, but then it’s gone.
    The longer pains usually persist for at least a day, up to three or four. Usually I’d rate the pain at a 6. Certainly not unbearable, sometimes not even enough to make me take an aspirin, but enough to be distracting as I go about my business, and, when it persists longer, to even make me depressed, from not knowing what is wrong with me. The pain most often appears in my arms. It doesn’t feel like it would a day after lifting weights, but more how it would feel if I repeated a motion so often that it wore down my joints (apart from typing, I can’t think of anything I do that would cause this). I have a very tender spot on my upper arms; even someone pressing on it or poking it feels like they are poking a bruise, though there is never any outward signs of one. My wrists and elbows pop a lot.
    I don’t smoke or do recreational drugs, I don’t drink often or a lot, I don’t even have caffeine on a regular basis.

    I don’t know if I want to risk sounding crazy to a doctor. I have so many other things wrong with me, none of which should cause chronic pain, that they might think I’m becoming a hypochondriac. Only a few of my problems are really diagnosable. I’m even wondering if I’m becoming a hypochondriac. But after my mom saying a million times when I tell her about some new pain, “You’re ALWAYS in pain”, I’m beginning to think she might be right. Maybe I am in pain more than is normal. Does this sound like fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis, or something else? Will the doctors listen to me if I go to them with this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it could be from fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis or endometriosis that can be in any part of your body.
      Have you lowered your dose of Cymbalta recently? It could be withdrawal symptoms. Speak to your psychiatrist about that & about fibromyalgia.
      You may need an increase in your Cymbalta to 120 mg/day. It is FDA approved to treat Fibromyalgia. You can also try Aleve or get prescription for Naproxen 500mg. 2X/day.

      When you go to your MD ask them if they believe in fibromyalgia.
      You can try a rheumatologist who deals with fibromyalgia.

      Try to do gentle stretching & walking.

      Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>fibromyalgia
      >>arthritis, rheumatoid
      >>endometriosis

      I was told I had rheumatoid arthritis a long time ago “before they knew about fibromyalgia”. I had similar symptoms (including swelling bilaterally in my hands in the AM…but only a high sed. rate as an objective lab finding).

      I also take a very good quality, high potency multi-vitamin/mineral.
      Magnesium 400-600mg
      Boswellia
      Malic Acid (they are all good for pain).

      MDs won’t think you’re nuts, if they do, they’re the wrong MD.

      Good luck.


Complex Bilateral Ovarian Cysts

Complex ovarian cyst with septation is normally made up of both liquid and solid matter. They can become malignant tumors that they should be treated immediately and should not be ignored or treated lightly. They are asymptomatic in the early stages that the women affected by it might not feel any change in their body. The time of occurrence cannot be predicted or known as it differs from person to person. Certain women might even have this type of ovarian cyst during their infancy due to abnormal genetics and might notfeel the presence till they have become a larger mass.

Normally women after the age of thirty are more susceptible to this condition. Sometimes it might be mistaken for pregnancy as they exhibit similar symptoms such as belly enlargement, vomiting, dizziness, pain during sexual intercourse and nausea. Some complex ovarian cyst with septation might also have hair and teeth causing excruciating pain and severe discomfort. When they are left untreated and undetected they can become cancerous and can even damage the organs near them.

What should a woman expect when dealing with ovarian cyst pain? Well, for starters, most women have nothing to fear. As previously noted, most ovarian cysts are harmless and will disappear on their own, often without any symptoms. If you do decide to visit a doctor, because of relative normalcy of the condition, most physicians will ask you to do nothing and then come back in 1-3 months to monitor the size of the cyst. In some rare cases, a doctor will schedule a surgery to remove an ovarian cyst that either continues to grow or simply won’t disappear. While most cysts are benign (non-cancerous) some do turn cancerous and certainly must be removed immediately. In worst case scenarios, a doctor may have to remove the affected ovary, but a woman’s body will still remain fertile with just one healthy ovary intact. Ovarian cyst pain, while never a fun fact of life, is usually not a harmful one.

It is estimated that more than 90 percent of women have had an ovarian cyst at one time or another or actually get them on a regular basis. Most of the time, ovarian cysts cause no pain or discomfort and they are not noticed at all. On rare occasions however, the cysts can become inflamed, continue to grow, and refuse to go away. In some of these cases you may need to have the ovarian cyst surgically removed. Again it is important to note that because of the commonality of cysts, they are rarely dangerous and ovarian cyst removal is a rare but common procedure. Some of the reason that a doctor may prescribe ovarian cyst removal include: The patient is young and has never had a period (the cyst may not dissolve due to lack of menstrual cycle), cysts have been diagnosed on both of the ovaries, The cyst persisted for several months and will not dissolve naturally, abdominal pain has steadily increased over time, or if the patient is post menopausal. In addition, if the growth of the cysts is large enough, your doctor may want to do a small surgery to make sure that no cancer can be found. Again, this is a rarity, but well worth the procedure if your doctor suspects the worst.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders

There is a scientifically proven way to reverse and eliminate all ovarian cysts and PCOs within two months naturally It is unbelievably easy, step-by-step actions you could already be taking to say goodbye to ovarian cysts and PCOs forever. The cysts can be eliminated completely within a few weeks all without ever using risky drugs or resorting to surgery. By opting for natural treatment, the ovarian cysts can be shrunk rapidly, you can let vanish the unbearable pain within a few short days, it is not necessary to go through the frightening surgery that was so easy for their doctors to recommend and the ultimate benefit will be that no one who followed the home remedy ever experience a single cyst again. You can learn more about the natural and home remedy for completely getting rid of ovarian cysts and the other ovarian related disorders by visiting the guide on natural cure for ovarian disorders here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst Report and Analysis?
    My report says this, “Right ovary contains cyst with low level internal echoes measuring 32*29mm . Similar cyst seen in left ovary measuring 48*49mm impression: bilateral complex ovarian cysts likely endometriomas , advised MRI pelvis”…..what does it mean??? please suggest some cures and have to undergo surgery to remove them. and i couldn’t calculate the size in cm can you please help me out?? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Ovary size is reported in volume
      standard size is 3 to 5cm long
      1.5to 3 cm width
      0.5 to 1.5 cm thick
      10 mm = 1cm
      Cyst sizes are 3.2 & 4.8 cm which
      are to be removed by laproscopic surgery
      MRI may be advised to diagnose endometriosis wall, follicles

  2. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  3. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  5. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts In Women

There are many ovarian cysts symptoms but most are not specific to this condition so it’s difficult to self diagnose. The only way you’ll know for sure is if you visit a doctor who will perform an ultrasound. This article will consider a question that many women ask, “can ovarian cysts cause nausea?”

From experience, ovarian cysts can definitely cause nausea or vomiting similar to what is experienced during pregnancy. I didn’t experience any vomiting at first but when the doctor said to observe my condition for a few months to see if the cysts would shrink on their own the pain got worse and I started experiencing nausea.
The sickness coupled with the pain in my abdomen, legs and back made me feel useless. I couldn’t do normal day to day activities because I got tired really quickly. I lacked energy and even the simplest tasks seemed like a struggle to me.

So can ovarian cysts cause nausea? Yes!

However, some people only experience a few symptoms and others don’t experience any signs at all. This can be down to the size of the cyst and your bodies reaction to this condition. We all respond to things differently so one person may have severe pain and experience most symptoms whereas the next person may have the opposite experience.

If you haven’t already been diagnosed with ovarian cysts then the best thing you can do is confirm it by visiting a doctor. Once you do that you can start treating your condition as soon as possible. If you want a healthy natural option, I’ve reviewed the guide I used below. It shows you what to do to treat all the causes of ovarian cysts rather than just one or two factors like most of the advice around.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does removal of ovarian cysts cause you not to be able to have kids?
    I have an ovarian cyst and its extremly painful. I went to my normal doctor and she referred me to a gynecologist. She said since its a painful on i may need to get it removed. I looked on the internet and it says that surgery is usually for post-menopausal women. I’m only 15 and don’t want to not be able to have kids in the future. So if I have to get them surgically removed is there a chance I won’t be able to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    How likelyl is clomid to cause ovarian cysts?
    I generally ovulate on my own, but the dr. prescribed me clomid 50mg in order to regulate when I ovulate in case he wants to perform an IUI treatment at the first of the year (I have miscarried 4 times prior, all within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy).

    Ive taken clomid before.

    Ive only had 1 cyst, while not on clomid (I have been diagnosed w/ mild pcos). This month, I have had lower back pain on my right side and have a dull ache. Im almost certain its a cyst, though I wont be going in yet for an ultrasound to confirm since its not bothering me too much.

    The last cyst I had, without clomid, I found after ovulating on day 26 — he said I probably had one since I ovulated so late and checked, and there it was. It ruptured the next month. That was in May of this year.

    Just curious what the chances of clomid causes cysts is. Thanks.

    Also, any women out there have pcos and used a medication other than clomid to ovulate? If so, what what is it called. I have an appt. with my RE on the 26th this month and I want options.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this short and sweet,
      I had a 13cm cist dr removed
      I want to get on clomid to help me try to get prgnant
      dr said no it causes cists………….

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get ovarian cysts when on the combined pill?
    I’ve been having these pains in my pelvis for over 6 weeks now. My last period was particularly painful and a bit lighter than usual. I’m on the pill. When I was first prescribed it, 5 years ago, it worked well- reducing period pains and making them lighter, but then I started to have breakthrough bleeding and what seemed to be ovulation pains. The doc changed my pill and it seemed to improve. Then 6 weeks ago I started to have these pains again. They move from side to side or sometimes travel right accross my lower abdomen. I thought pregnancy was the cause at first, but have taken several tests and they’ve all come back negative. I’ve no other symptoms, just these pains/aches in my pelvis. I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can cause these type of pains, but women rarely get them when they’re on the pill. Is it possible though?

    • ANSWER:
      Oral contraceptives are often used to prevent ovarian cysts, so it’s not impossible you have them, but there’s probably something else going on. It’s time to go see your doctor. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    how long can benign ovarian cysts take to go away?
    i have two benign ovarian cysts that were diagnosed 6 months ago by ultrasound. another ultrasound 3 months ago indicated that one of the cyst was slightly smaller, but the other unchanged. i have had occasional severe stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen (supposedly caused by the cysts), but i have constant burning and cramping on a daily basis. i am juggling over-the-counter meds (midol, pamprin, aleve, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.) but all only dull the pain and make me drowsy. i rarely sleep through the night without the pain waking me up. the gyn says the every women has cysts and it is a wait and see thing. after 6 plus months i am very distressed about it and have a poor quality of life because of this. any help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I was just diagnosed with ovarian cysts. I know you have heard that they generally go away for most (w/in 2 or 3 cycles), but if they found that the cyst has not reduced in size in the last 6 months by much, I would question you doctor. I would get a second opinion because having this much pain is not normal and you need to live your life. I would suggest that you either 1. Don’t downplay the pain when you next talk with GYN. or 2. Find another GYN who is willing to listen. Take care!

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is weight gain a symptom of ovarian cysts?
    For the first 6 years I had my period, everything was fine, I had no cramping. For the last year, my cramps have become increasingly worse, and have gotten to the point where I cannot go to work for 3 days a month (4 advil, warm baths, heating pads, NOTHING works) I went to the doctor and asked him if I should be concerned, and he said most women my age have ovarian cysts, and this can cause pain during menstruation, and it was nothing to worry about. Now, I have been having pain in between periods, and my boobs are super sore (NEVER happened before), I have cramping in my pelvic area, as well as very low abdomen, and have been getting EXTREMELY bloated lately for NO reason. I had a period where intercourse was very very painful (I almost went to the doctor for that, but then it improved) I also gained about 15lbs in the last couple of months, and I have been exercising more and eating a much healthier diet than any previous point in my life. (It is not “just muscle” I LOOK fatter.)

    I am 100% positive I am not pregnant

    I HATE my doctor. I am in canada, so it is very difficult to get a new doctor. Do you think I should go to the ER sometime, or will this probably just go away on it’s own?

    • ANSWER:
      iwas recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. i went to the doctor with pain in my abdomen, 10 lb weight gain in one month, and all of the symptoms of pregnancy, but i was on the depo shot, so i knew i wasn’t pregnant. i had a sonogram, and they found a cyst. i was given no explanation of why i gained the weight, but was told not to worry about the cyst, that most of the time, they will shrink or disappear on their own. upon my own research, though, i read that vigorous activity can cause the cyst to rupture, and that is supposedly excruciatingly painful. since i am on the depo, there is nothing they will do, they will just check on it in 3 months. if it has grown, they will consider surgery. in your case, they may prescribe birth control pills, as the hormonal change has an effect on the growth of the cyst. they will usually shrink or disappear. i wouldn’t go to the e.r unless you have bad pain as that may mean it has ruptured.

  6. QUESTION:
    What would cause an ovarian cyst in a 13 year old?
    When i was 13 (im 15 now) i got an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. It was pretty big and it got twisted around 3 times. I never had any symptoms except for one morning i got up before school and i just had a really sharp pain. I had surgery the next morning to remove it. I read up about it because i wasnt really sure what it was and i read that it usually occurs in woman during their child bearing years. What would be the cause of me getting it?

    • ANSWER:
      An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cyst. An ovarian cyst can be as small as a pea, or larger than a cantaloupe.

      Most ovarian cysts are functional in nature, and harmless (benign). In the US, ovarian cysts are found in nearly all premenopausal women, and in up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women. The incidence of ovarian carcinoma is approximately 15 cases per 100,000 women per year.

      Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages. They occur most often, however, during a woman’s childbearing years.

      Some ovarian cysts cause problems, such as bleeding and pain. Surgery may be required to remove those cysts.”

  7. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I’m 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I’m very likely to have it happen again…
    Now, back to present day…
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago – Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can’t even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I’m a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I’m curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I’m very little for my age.. I’m 16, weighing 100lbs and 5’3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don’t go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It’s good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina–the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won’t have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don’t go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  8. QUESTION:
    If A Woman Has Ovarian Cysts Can She Still Get Pregnant?PLEASE POST BACK IF U CAN HELP-THANK YOU-IM SCARED?
    I HAVE OVARIAN CYSTS- I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND YET- I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD OVARIAN CYSTS ON MAY 3RDI DIDNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT CAUSE MY GRANDMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 10TH AND I WAS REALLY DEPRESSED) I HAD A APPOINTMENT ON JUNE 3RD BUT I WAS TOO DEPRESSED TO GO- IVE BEEN HAVING ALOT OF PAIN IN MY STOMACH LATELY
    IM SOO SCARED BECAUSE I WANT TO START A FAMILY THE END OF THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR- COULD HAVING CYSTS EFFECT ME GETTING PREGNANT? PLEASE POST BACK IF U CAN HELP-THANK YOU
    I Have Normal Periods- My Cycle is 30-32 Days

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can still get pregnant.

      Sometimes, women have cysts instead of ovulating, though.

      You should take your temperature to find out if you are ovulating, because it is possible to have a period and not ovulate, but not very common.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success getting pregnant taking Fertility Blend for Women?
    We have been trying to get pregnant for 14 months now, have tried clomid 50mg, 100mg and 150mg and all the clomid does is cause ovarian cysts. I am now taking fertility blend for women which i ordered from the internet and also using a progesterone cream daily. Both my husband and myself have kids from previous relationships, i dont know whats going on, this is very frustrating. If i dont get preg by the end of this year we will do iui which will cost 00.00. I will be 30 in Nov and want to get preg SOON, cause im def not getting any younger…lol Anyones advice would be greatly appreciated. If you dont have this problem PLEASE keep ALL of us that do in your prayers!!!
    The fertility blend im taking is Daily Wellness. I take 3 capsules a day. Thanks for the hips up tip, i’ll def keep that in mind = ) Of the 14 months we’ve been trying ive only had one ovualtion stick come out positive, so im certain its me and not my hubby!
    Thanks so much for your response ; )

    • ANSWER:
      I have but there are several things to keep in mind with this as well, are you doing other things? I found that if I did NOT raise my hips and legs I didnt get pregnant and if I did I conceived immediatly, ( 5 pregnancies) there are so many factors that come in to play with it really. There is such thing as secondary infertility too. what is the fertility blend you are trying?
      also try pre-seed and a healthy diet , as well as having your spouse do a fertility blend too. HTH! Good Luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What are your expericnces with ovarian cysts?
    I found out last week that I have a cyst on my right ovary. I have an IUD and thought it might have been causing the slight cramping pains I was feeling. An ultrasound revealed a cyst was causing it. My doctor prescribed me birth control pills, even though I told her I’m still breastfeeding my son. She said all would be fine with my milk. Wrong! After being on the pill for one week, my milk supply is WAY down. I called them back, and they said there’s nothing else I can do. I can either take the pill and probably stop nursing or I can go off the pill and see if the cyst goes away on its own. It will either go away or get bigger, in which case, I might have to have surgery to remove it. I’m just wondering what experiences other women have had with cysts and if they used the pill or if they went away on their own. I’ve never had one of these before, so I’m not really sure what to expect. Thanks!

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  11. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and birth control question!!!?
    okay so last night i went to the hospital because i have been feeling very fatigued, grumpy as hell, headaches and dizziness and some pain in pelvic and ovary area… and they did bloodwork and ultrasound and found out that i have ovarian cysts!!!!! ugh…i know alot of women have them and i am 23 and i know its more common in women in there childbearing age cuz they form when your ovulating. well i have one of my right ovary that is 1 and a half cm’s and a couple on the left ovary and im sooooo worried about this because me and my fiance are planning to have another baby in about a year. and advice on if this causes me to be infertile or have alot of fatigue and whatnot…ALSO…what is the best birth control i can take that doesnt cause weight gain or moodiness (i have enough of that with 2 young kids)??? thanks sooo much!

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  12. QUESTION:
    What causes a hemorraghing ovarian cyst, and why would one get an IUD while getting checked for this?
    I am asking for a general answer including whatever different possibilities there may be.

    My sister has had three miscarriages, and has since the first one and a successful pregnancy, had stomache problems and hemorrhaging and cramps and has had a cyst (I think in her ovaries) at some point.

    I am trying to trust a woman whom I wish to marry, who will rename unnamed here, and am afraid to ask her a few things, so I am building up (with your help) an understanding of the possibilities concerning some details around her health recently.

    If my girlfriend, with which I have never been physical (I am a virgin, never even kissed her), suddenly got the same symptoms as my sister, and had to leave the city one day for a gynacological procedure of some sort that has left her hemorrhaging for days, and she has been single and allegedly sexually continent for the last two years, could this reflect effects of an abortion or miscarriage or of a quickly terminated conception minutes after sex (by a pill) that has built up some sort of matter that needing release from within?

    What causes such a cust, if that is what it is they were checking for?

    That’s all she told me, but I saw a reciept (shaped like a business card) stating that she requested a Flexy T + 300, a contraceptive that was inserted – and I couldn’t quite make out the written part that looked like it said something about getting “bagged” or some other word hard to make out – due to the physician’s hand. Because she has inserted a contraceptive, keeping that knowledge from me, could the bleeding reflect some sort of terminated hushed up pregnancy? If it’s possible, then I will ask her about it, rather than quietly worry all alone.

    I don’t remember seeing her seeming like she was having her period for months until returning that day from that insertion and whatever else was done. She has always worn super tight stretch pants with her under wear wedged up in between her buttocks – something that has bothered me because of the undue attention it has caused – and never did she wear darker clothes or her underwear in such a way as to conceal a pad of any sort – as if she never had to use one for months. (She’s in her early frties too.)

    What are the possibilities? If it’s bad, be honest. I don’t want to raise false hopes for my life. If it could be either or, tell me the possibilities so that I do not too easily give up my trust. Even if she has not been faithful, I will always be her friend, and see her back to health.

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  13. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cyst cause sterility (infertility)?
    I’m 25, my gynecologist today, discovered that i have an ovarian cyst (41mm) with an inhomogeneous content what is that mean??????? I never had a cyst before. Its the first time. I have no sympthoms at all, no pain or discomfort any where, no problem of any kind. I have regular periods of medium intensity. i heared cysts are normal in reproductive age of women and could disappear after menstruation. is it true? So why cysts arise? what is their purpose? everything that hapens in the body has a reason. Im afraid it can result in me nnot having babies in future.
    PS: now, im just few days before my menstruation.
    would appreciate any info from doctors who are so bored that they are browsing internet or working overtime :) and any woman who had or have same problem as me.

    • ANSWER:
      I had them an I have 3 kids, no that wont stop anything, I had them with one overie because the other had a ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit so you will be just fine, you may need surgery but again you will be fine in the end not to worry….(:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have a Uterine Fibroid or a Ovarian Cyst?
    Hi guys! I’m just wondering, how would you know if you have either or, or both? Are ovarian cysts close to the belly button? Do uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts cause two different types of symptoms? Is one more common than the other in younger women as apposed to older?

    I’m 26, and think I may have one of these. I feel a small mass, like a dime or quarter size close to around my pubic hair above my pubic bone, on the right side. I don’t feel much pain but discomfort when I get up and start walking.
    I really want children in the future… Will I be able to have a normal sex life and healthy children in the future? Thanks so much for your help!!
    And I’m going to be making a ob/gyn appt tomorrow, what will the doctor do when I go in to get checked? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have 2 fibroids and one polyp. My periods are so heavy i bleed for 20 days out of the month. If you have heavy periods you might have these. It is smart to get it checked out. Best of luck to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst and infertility?
    I have a rather large ovarian cyst found last week (I have had these since I was 19 now 27), and me and my boyfriend are on the “if it happens it happens” method(if we get pregnant we get pregnant). Now if they just found this cyst could this be a reason I have not gotten pregnant? We don’t try but we don’t take precautions. We plan on actually trying maybe within a year. My period has been awful in the past few months not on time and sometimes early sometimes late.

    I see an OB/GYN next week. So for any women out there can the presence of an ovarian cyst cause infertility?
    Well the doc or radiologist never said what type it was they just said it might have to be removed. I had these at 19 and they just ruptured and went away.I got pregnant at 21 (Now 27). But for the past 2 years have had no luck. I guess I have a lot of questions to ask at this appt.

    What are some good questions to ask besides the obvious when I see this doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Most definitely it can cause infertility. It happened to my sis-in-law. She was trying to have a 2nd child and after 5 years of trying, she got checked out to see what was wrong and found out she had an ovarian cyst on one side and another issue with endometriosis. She scheduled the two minor operations to remove the cyst and correct the endometreosis and within 3 months of having them corrected, she got pregnant like that. She’s 4 months pregnant now. Good luck with your tests!

  16. QUESTION:
    What Is a ovarian cyst?
    Im 17 years old and don’t really understand what it is. I had my ovary taken away cause I had one and I don’t really know what cyst I had.
    Functional cysts often form during the menstrual cycle:
    •Follicle cysts. These cysts form when the sac doesn’t break open to release the egg. Then the sac keeps growing. This type of cyst most often goes away in 1 to 3 months.
    •Corpus luteum cysts. These cysts form if the sac doesn’t dissolve. Instead, the sac seals off after the egg is released. Then fluid builds up inside. Most of these cysts go away after a few weeks. They can grow to almost 4 inches. They may bleed or twist the ovary and cause pain. They are rarely cancerous. Some drugs used to cause ovulation, such as Clomidor Serophene, can raise the risk of getting these cysts.
    Other types of ovarian cysts are:

    •Endometriomas: These cysts form in women who have endometriosis. This problem occurs when tissue that looks and acts like the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. The tissue may attach to the ovary and form a growth. These cysts can be painful during sex and during your period.
    •Cystadenomas. These cysts form from cells on the outer surface of the ovary. They are often filled with a watery fluid or thick, sticky gel. They can become large and cause pain.
    •Dermoid cysts: These cysts contain many types of cells. They may be filled with hair, teeth, and other tissues that become part of the cyst. They can become large and cause pain.
    •Polycystic ovaries: These cysts are caused when eggs mature within the sacs but are not released. The cycle then repeats. The sacs continue to grow and many cysts form. For more information about polycystic ovaries, refer to our FAQ about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

    Im like Dermoid and Corpus luteum It was too big and had twisted three times and caused lots of pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I had surgery about a month ago to remove a cyst, but like you I have no idea what type it was. By your descriptions here I assume I most likely had a corpus luteum like yourself because I was told it was full of liquid. Mine had twisted around my tube and that caused EXTREME pain !! lol. Because of the twisting I had my tube removed, thankfully my ovary is fine. Oh and just to let you know my cyst was 10 cm big, pretty painful. lol. Well I’m not sure what your question was because you kind of answered it yourself lol, but you helped me figure out which type I had so you answered my question. :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best position to have sex if you have an ovarian cyst?
    I know this isn’t place to put this question, but I wasn’t exactly sure where to put it. I am 24 years old and will be married 3 years this coming December. When my husband and I got married I was a virgin, so it did hurt the 1st time which I expected, but even after the 1st time it still hurt and I bleed each time. I went to my OB @ the time and they said I hadn’t busted properly (which was probably due to my muscle disease myotonic dystrophy, which is a muscle weakening and wasting disease), so they did a hymlenectomy to stretch me further open. Anyhow, 1 year before my husband and I got married I had surgery to have ovarian cyst removed. I was told the cyst would never come back, but here they are again (i’m being told that my progesterone levels are low which is probably causing the cyst to get worse). My OB has me starting progesterone pills to increase my levels and I have been told to never start birth control pills again, because the BC was actually making my pain worse. The thing is when I have sex the pain is so severe sometimes, even in the missionary position. I have tried several different positions and no luck at relieving the pain. The thing is since I’m not allowed on birth control and due to my health having a baby when I get older will be dangerous, my husband and I figured why not try to get pregnant now. The thing is how can I get pregnant if I can’t have sex because it hurts to bad. I know it’s upsetting to my husband, he says it’s fine and that he doesn’t want to hurt me, but it’s upsetting to me so I know it must be upsetting to him. Anyone know of any sex positions that are good for a woman with ovarian cyst?

    FYI: I stopped the birth control back in april and am already two months late for my period. I have taken 4 pregnancy test in the last month and they all came back negative, including the urine test the doctor did. Is it possible the ovarian cyst and my missed period could be causing sex to hurt even more. It litterally feels like someone is stabbing me during. Sorry if this is TMI. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  19. QUESTION:
    Could this be from ovarian cysts?
    I have brought this up to 2 different doctors, about 4 times now, and every time my concerns get dismissed as “you’re just tiny, you’re going to be irregular when you look at yourself in the mirror” or “it might be a little ovarian cyst swelling, that’s all” or “you’re young, you’re fine.”

    Here’s what’s wrong:
    On the left side of my abdomen, right near my hipbone (a little farther up and about 1/2 in. inward), i have a small amount of “swelling” not sure what to call it. Then if you follow that down and to the right (so toward the belly button) just another 1/2 in. there is a little more “swelling. When you look at my stomach as a whole, in front of the mirror, the left side is slightly bigger. No pain, BUT if i lean down far (at times) i feel a weird sensation, and sometimes when i scratch that area it feels likes it’s almost numb, like slightly tingly. Again no pain. The only time i feel “pain” in that area is a full or bloated feeling when i’m cramping before my period and i sometimes get a nagging “pain” in that area, but none of it really hurts too bad. Sometimes it will feel bloated in that area if i need to go to the bathroom really bad or if i have a lower back ache (which i get a lot).

    I have NO idea what this is, i have looked up that area online and looks like just my intestines are there. I do have a lot of acid reflux and heartburn/indigestion, but not sure if the two are related.

    Does anyone have any idea what would cause this? I plan of going to prompt care soon, just so i can get a second opinion, but until then, does anyone have any ideas? I’m a 30 year old female (just turned 30 a few weeks ago), regular periods, 98/99 lbs. and 5’2. I have had ovarian cysts in the past, not sure if i still have any or not. My doctor told me there is no sense checking every few months, because it’s normal for women to get them.
    I do go to a regular family doctor, she is both my GYN and regular doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      i have this exact same feeling also and i have an ovarian cyst so you may very well have one as well. i have no pain but at times when i lean foward (not always) i feel some sensation but to me it feels like pressure. so i would not doubt you have an ovarian cyst as well. dont worry thought they are very common.

  20. QUESTION:
    what are some causes for pain in lower right quadrant in women?
    symptoms of ovarian cyst

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you get pregnant on depo if your diagnosed with ovarian cyst?
    Women normally have two ovaries that store and release eggs. Each ovary is about the size of a walnut, and one ovary is located on each side of the uterus. One ovary produces one egg each month, and this process starts a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. The egg is enclosed in a sac called a follicle. An egg grows inside the ovary until estrogen (a hormone), signals the uterus to prepare itself for the egg. In turn, the uterus begins to thicken itself and prepare for pregnancy. This cycle occurs each month and usually ends when the egg is not fertilized. All contents of the uterus are then expelled if the egg is not fertilized. This is called a menstrual period. I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst.I look up the cause and it says cyst occur during the menstrual cycle.Now im confused because i don’t have a cycle on the depo but the cause of ovarian cyst is during the release of an egg to be fertilized.I started taking the medication and it made the pain worse so i stop.I had sex once unprotected because im on birth control with my boyfriend of 4 years almost 2 and a half weeks ago now im feeling sick and nauseous but i dont think i could be pregnant because doctors told me that is almost impossible to get pregnant on depo but the ovarian cyst say its when your eggs are released during a cycle im not sure i have a doctors appt the 10 but until then can any one throw some advice it would be greatly appreciated thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hahaha no

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst still causing problems?
    Hi everyone,

    I’m an eighteen year old female and in the spring of 2010 I was diagnosed with a normal sized cyst that was completely fluid filled on my left ovary. My doctor didnt seem too concerned about it, in fact she was more concerned about the fact that I had low estrogen. She put me on Loestrin 24 Fe to both shrink and dissolve the cyst, and to bring up my estrogen levels.

    The cyst was discovered by abdominal ultrasound after a few months of annmenorhea (which was the first time I ever missed periods).

    A few months passed without incident and it looked like the cyst has just been a functional cyst that messed with my menstrual cycle for three months. However, in early November, I started experience pressure in my left ovary (the affected ovary). The pressure is normally not painful at all, sometimes I get twinges of pain but overall, it’s just uncomfortable.

    I brought it up to my doctor in my appointment in late december and she told me to just wait it out and if it got worse to come back and see her, so I got the impression that this is normal on birthcontrol or cysts. However, now I feel the pressure constantly, almost like someone is pushing their thumb on my ovary. Now here is where I’m confused, I read stories from other people and all the ones i’ve read, women have felt the pressure when they stand and move around. Not so for me. I feel the pressure when I’m sitting or lying down and it relieves once I stand and move around.

    I’m not too sure why this is and everyone i’ve talked to has found this very odd.

    I’m not sure if this is a recurrant functional cyst or if maybe it’s another type of cyst. The Abdom. Ultrasound said it was competely fluid filled. So that takes out the complex cysts and cancer.

    Any ideas?

    Also, I’ve got the urge to urinate ALL the time. And after I do my bladder feels heavy still. I haven’t had a period since November 11 (but thats normal on bc right?) And I am not sexually active.

    Thank you for any and all suggestions as to what this could be!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like a cyst. it’s irrelevant that others you’ve talked to felt pressure when standing while you feel it while lying down. Different people can have different symptoms. Sounds to me, though, like the cyst didn’t go away. There are really only 3 treatments for cysts: 1) go on birth control pills and hope that makes them go away; 2) surgery; 3) do nothing and hope it goes away. In any case, cysts are quite common, and most do go away.

      Sounds like the pill isn’t making yours go away and that’s why you have the pressure. My non-medical opinion (I’ve had lots of cysts, but I’m no doctor) is that the cyst has grown, and now it’s pressing on your bladder a little. If I were you, I’d get a second opinion. Your doc right now is just waiting and seeing, and it sounds to me like you are wanting to see if there’s something more to do because you are getting nervous about this situation continuing with no resolution for many months. You might want to get another ultrasound to see if the cyst has shrunk or grown. So the second opinion and another ultrasound may give you some peace of mind that you’re doing what you can. This may be the only thing you can do–you don’t want to have surgery, so your only other option is trying to shrink it and waiting and seeing.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help! just had surgery for ovarian cysts a week ago and drs on vacation!!!!!?
    I have been in and out of the doctors all months to figure out what’s the severe sharp pain in my mid back and my right side would have spasms. First it was a kidney infection and a uti.. got my antibiotics and took that whole prescription like I was suppose to. Next day pains right back. So I go to the doctor again. And then he thought I was sinsitive in my women area and thought it was another infection. He gave me antibiotics again and ordered me to see a gyno asap. So next day I went. And he examined me and I was just really sinsitive. So he ordered a sonagram. So I went the next day and got it. And by this time the pain is unbearable and he looks and sees a lot of fluid around my right ovaries. Then he thinks I have appendicitis and he thinks mu appendix ruptured. So got rushed into surgery. Came back to it. And he told me. I had a ruptured cyst and I was bleeding internally, I’m severely constipated. My livers stuck ( not functioning like it should cause of infections) and I’m probably going to have problems with my liver and my appendix. But my concern is I’m si tired but can’t really sleep. My heads killing me, and all that pain I had in my back before I went to surgery is back and worse. I’m getting so irritable and snappy at everyone and no one wants to be around. I don’t like this and I just want to be better. But idk what to do cause my Dr. On vacation, and I’m so mad at his nurses for sending me back to work 4 days. Later, and I lift 120 + pound people all day. With 3 places. I have stitches including inside my belly button. Am I still suppose to be in this much pain, and tired, and enraged all the time? I need advice PLEASE HELP! !!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    I have an ovarian cyst.It is larger than 1 inch should I have it removed or wait the 6 wks 2 c if it goes away
    I recently had my well woman exam and was told that I have a cyst on my left ovary.The cyst is already larger than an inch but the doctor asked me to come back in six weeks to see if has gotten smaller. I have had the symtoms for awhile now and the pain in my back is obvious.Should I have it removed now or just wait the six weeks to see if it gets better.Can they remove the cyst without removing the ovary? and if an ovary is removed does that mean that I can t have another child? Me and my family are assumeing the cyst was caused from my IUD or birth control because 12% of women with an IUD get an ovarian cyst. Ive had the IUD for almost two years should I have it removed? What might be my chances of getting another cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a cyst removed it will come back. You should go to your Dr. If it ruptures then it’s a good possibility that you will have free floating fluid in your abdomen. You will be in some pain and will need fluid if that happens. You may ask your Dr. about a partial hysterectomy which may suit you.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have a sex question (maybe TMI)?
    So lately, when me and my boyfriend have sex, it hurts. It’s quite painful.
    In certain positions, when he goes deep, it feels like my uterus or something is moving. It’s not pleasant.
    And sometimes, pain shoots up my lower back, in the area where my kidneys are. It’s only on the right side, though.

    What could be causing this?
    Ovarian cysts maybe? I’ve been noticing that vigorous activity (i.e. jumping on the bed with my baby brother) makes my lower abdomen hurt, maybe where my ovaries are.
    My mom says it could be ovarian cysts, especially since I’m on the Mirena, and 1 out of 10 women will get ovarian cysts on it.
    If it is ovarian cysts, can they go away on their own, or do I have to go get them removed or whatever?
    I had my son 5 months ago, so I have the dryness, but that’s not really the problem.

    I’ll have to research endometriosis.
    My moms doctors thought she had that too.
    We barely have sex anymore, because it always hurts.
    Maybe once a week, if that.
    If we use enough lube, the only time it hurts is when he goes deep.
    We’ve been together for a year and three months, so we’ve been having sex for quite a while. The pain just started recently.
    Oh- And every now and then my lower right abdomen twinges, kind of. It throbs for about a minute, a couple of times a night. That’s why I think it is my ovaries.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive had this pain for 5 months ona nd off now. I had my first child 7 months ago.
      For me i think it has something to do with being skinny. I have ovarian cysts but they done make sex painful, I just get REALLY bad ovulation pain.
      You may want to look into endometriosis, If you have had a child since the pain has started it may be that. Many women develop endo after having kids.
      It can be burnt off during surgery and iv heard falling pregnant can cur eit also.
      Ovarian cysts can go away on there own, mine disserpeared but they come back, i was told if they are going to go, they take between 1-3 months.
      They can also rupture which cause alot of pain. If they are really big they are removed.
      You should have an ultrasound, that will tell you if there are any cysts.

  26. QUESTION:
    I’m 17 and recently had an Ultrasound of my abdomen. It showed 12 Ovarian cysts on me left and 9 on my right.?
    They are not ‘functional cysts’, the lady who done my Ultrasound confirmed that because they were too large and too many of them and didn’t look like functional ones. She told me this but then said because my referral was from my GP she couldn’t tell me anything else. I’m really worried! They cause me a lot of pain and I have all of the symptoms. I’m waiting for the results to be sent to my GP but the woman who done my US told me “it’s not looking good.” Will I have to have my ovaries removed? Can somebody please tell me what’s going on and what to expect because my GP and the hospital seem to be hiding everything from me and I hate knowing something is wrong and not having any knowledge on the matter when it is my body after all…
    Thank you in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, don’t be scared. I have poly cystic ovaries which is about the same (i think) I have had it since i was 15 i’m now 30, I was just as scared as you were when I was diagnosed. They probably won’t tell you what’s wrong straight away as they will want to confirm your problem before telling you what exactly it is and find a Solution to your problem. I was put on the contraceptive pill to control my condition to start off with and was told to come back when i was ready to have children which I am doing at the moment. There is a good website called www.netdoctor.com that you could use to find out more, again don’t be scared there’s plenty of women world wide in the same position as you and me, just be positive.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian infection- any further information would be great?
    Bit of background: I went to see my doctor recently with what I thought was a ruptured ovarian cyst (I’m a midwife, I have a good idea about female genito-urinary issues!). He referred me for an ultrasound, and the (very rude and unhelpful) doctor who did the ultrasound said it looked like I’d had an infection in my right ovary. He didn’t say what it had been, or what caused it.

    I am so scared that I could have had pelvic inflammatory disease. I’ve never had a sexually transmitted disease (yes I have been checked!), and I’ve never been pregnant, so I have no idea how I could have gotten pelvic inflammatory disease, if that is what the infection was.

    My questions are these: Is there any other way I could have contracted pelvic inflammatory disease (other than STDs and pregnancy)? If it isn’t pelvic inflammatory disease, is there any other infection that could have occured solely in one ovary?

    Any advice is well appreciated- I am so frightened to think that I may have had an infection that causes infertility in women! :-(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      I don’t know the answers to all of your questions but yes you can get P.I.D some other way my sister had it when she was 20 she got told that she will never have kids ever now look at her! 4 years down the line and expecting TWINS she is 22weeks now cant wait and am soo happy for her.
      Now i am experiencing the same thing. I am 20 and have been having pains for about 2 years now i went to see my GP he transferred me to another GP she transferred me to a gynocologist (very rude and unpleasant!) had an ultra sound they found nothing so he suggested that i was LYING!! about the pains i was having! I still have them now but there is nothing i can do! Im just hoping its not the end of fertility for me too..
      I know how your feeling, all full with worry! its not nice!
      Im sorry i couldn’t answer all your questions I just wanted you to know that you are not alone :-)

  28. QUESTION:
    Can 13 year olds get ovarian cancer or cysts if there body has developed early?
    Im 13, when I was shaving my vajj this morning I found this little bump about three or four inches above my clitorus, and it kinda feels like a little ball on top of my uterous and when I felt it it hurt really bad like it was sharp pain down there. And now my uterous hurts. Could I have cancer, or a std, and can u get ovarian cancer from sex. Im not a virgin, but I’m like 95% sure my bf was a virgin too. And I was wondering could this also be from hitting puberty so early, I dont look my age at all. I got my period when I was 10, and started getting breasts when I was 8. And when I was 10, I was the only one in the whole 5th grade that had hairy legs and hairy underarms. And still do, and I started getting pubic hair at 9. And I’m 13 and a 36DD, and my breasts are already starting to sag, its ridiculous. Is this normal. Or do I have some genitic disorder that causes my body to hit puberty too fast, cause my mom didnt hit puberty till she was 14-15, whats wrong with me, I just finished middle school and look like a damn woman at 13. And possibily may have ovarian cancer. Im too young too have cancer, please help

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible to get ovarian cancer or cysts at your age, but it is very rare for someone this young to have cancer and most females have cysts, but never know it. However, what you describe has nothing to do with either. You cannot feel your uterus to know if the is a ball there and could never reach the top of it, so I have no idea where you are referring to, but there is nothing in your statement that indicates any kind of cancer.

      You cannot get cancer from another person nor can you get it from having sex. However, having sex at your age is a risk factor for cervical cancer and if you should get pregnant that is another one. Starting your period so young is a risk factor for breast cancer. Having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean you will get cancer it only increases your risk for it. Your risk for these cancer increase with age and you do not need to be concerned about breast cancer for another 30 years. You can get cervical cancer in your 20s and should be getting pap smears a year or so after first intercourse.

      You could very well have a hormonal problem and you should be checked for that. It could lead to several problems for you in the coming years. As far as cancer goes, the reason starting your period before the age of 12 is a risk factor is the increased time you are exposed to these hormones and the young age you are exposed to them. Breast cancers are hormone driven.

      I don’t know if you are open enough with your mother to tell her you are having sex or not, but I suggest you talk to her about the hormone issue and you see a doctor. The doctor however does need to know and he or she and anyone who works for them legally cannot tell your mom if you don’t want them to so always be honest with your doctor.

  29. QUESTION:
    Hemorrhagic Ovarian cysts?
    Ok so I went to the hospital with abdominal pains and come to find out I have a hemorrhagic cyst. One on each ovary and they have been bothering me since a week before Christmas. I have been bleeding because of them for 4 weeks straight. I am in the process of getting a medical card so I can have it looked at by my ob, but it will be a while before she can see me cause she is so busy. But I just want to know if any other woman can give me advice on what to do for them. I have been taking Tylenol, ibprofen, advil, and alieve but they just aren’t working for the pain anymore. I feel so lazy cause I can’t get out of the house or be up much cause it makes me hurt more. Anyone have any tips for me of what to do while I am waiting to see my OB?

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    OVARIAN CYST, CAN IT MIMIC PREGNANCY? help me?
    what would be the symptoms of ovarian cyst, if large would it cause pressure on your back? i’ve been having these weird pains on my left side from my mid to lower abdomen , also a lot of lower back pain that sometimes runs down my leg, when i lay down i feel a heavy pressure on my left side like if it where being pushed down ive been urinating alot and constipated ( when i have a small bowel movement my stool is very very dark), i am so worried, i’ve only had sex once, we used a condom and it was 2 days before my period ended, im scared to go to the hospital because i;ve been thinking im pregnant since the day after sex, i dont know i think it would be too much coincidence that i start having these symptoms 7 weeks after my first sex encounter, although cyst run in my family most women in my mothers side have gotten them when they were around my age, my mother also had one, but can it be too much coincidence or is it possible?
    have had urine test at the docs(negative), a short and light period, but im still scared

    • ANSWER:
      Well I had two rather large ovarian cyst about 14 months ago..they almost te size of footballs..anyway I never knew they were there for about 10 yrs they hid away on me..the only sign that I had them was that i would have extremely painful periods. Well last year I went to bed christmas night and on christmas morning I woke up in agonizing pain in my lower right back and it was reaching around to my lower right adomen..i went to work thinking ohh this should go away, but it didnt. They ended up calling a family member and rushing me to the er where I spent a better portion of the day. They did blood work and x-rays and nothing showed up in them but when the docter did a Cat Scan and Ultrasound they found the cyst…I would say it is possible or you to have cyst..

      Ovarian cysts are very common. Most are related to ovulation and will disappear spontaneously. Cysts are usually diagnosed by vaginal examination or ultrasound. If the cyst persists it should be removed since it can rupture, undergo torsion or may be malignant. Benign cysts can be managed with the laparoscope, although if the cyst turns out to be a cancer it should be removed via a formal laparotomy. Depending on the situation and the age of the woman, the cyst may be removed on its own or the whole ovary may be removed.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst hiding pregnancy?
    The last few weeks I have had several symptoms of being pregnant… nausea, fatique, changes in my breasts, bloating, and just an odd feeling in my abdomen. If I am pregnant I would only be about 4 weeks. I had a urine test last week that was negative. I went to the doctor for my problems and they found several ovarian cysts on my right ovary. When I asked if they had any reason to believe I could be pregnant they said that because the cysts were so large they were unable to get a good look at my uterus. I have been on hormone treatments that keep the cysts from growing. I have read that many women begin growing them after conception. My doctor said that all my hormone levels are so off it would be hard to target the pregnancy hormone at this point. They told me to just wait and see. I have been calm about this situation because I know that stressing and worrying can cause me to miss my period… but I just hate not knowing. Is it really possible for cysts to hide a pregnancy

    • ANSWER:
      with my second child i had a 10cm cyst on my right ovary and yes i can cause a delay in finding out your pregnancy my cyst did not go away ntill i was 8 months along and i had a ultrasound every 5 to 6 weeks to see how the baby was and how the cyst were doing. the only good part that came out of dinkinag all that water and holding it was i new for sure it was a boy after that many ultrasounds you could see everyting clear as day…dont worry to much they sould be able to let you know within the next couple of weeks in the mentime i would suggest taking prenatal vit in case you are it can not hurt you to take them even if your not
      take care

  32. QUESTION:
    Help? Any other possible causes?
    I am 26 and in good shape but I have been mysteriously lactating since I was 16. I have also had chronic problems with cysts. I was diagnosed with pcos but all of the medication I was given made me very sick (very heightened sense of smell that triggered all day vomiting or massive migraines and extreme balance related nasea issues. After some research I have found that most women with pcos have trouble lactating enough to sustain a child even after pregnancy and I think I could probably wet nurse as is. Plus most women with pcos are heavier and I am quite thin and lots of women with pcos have deibetes but my sugar levels are quite stable.

    This all leads me to wonder if there are any other possible causes pf my irregular menstrual cycle, common ovarian cysts, mood imbalance and lactation..

    Any suggestions/ideas as to what may be causing this would be highly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve obviously had tests since you’ve been prescribed medication and know what your sugar levels are. I’m going to assume your doctor hasn’t been able to diagnose this. Perhaps it’s time to get another/second opinion since your research leaves you with questions.

  33. QUESTION:
    Pregnant or ovarian cyst?
    I feel like I’m going mad….

    I ovulated on July 5. Period due July 19. It didn’t come and now am 2 1/2 weeks late. On July 22 I felt suddenly very sick and lay down all evening. This nauseaus feeling has stayed with me intermitently on a daily basis ever since. On July 28 I started to get abdominal and lower back cramping. Great I thought…my period! But it wasn’t. This has continued ever since, the abdominal pain is just like period cramps, not on one side, just in the middle. The back ache is a real gripping lower backache like my vertabrae are crushing together.

    5 negative urine pregnancy tests and negagtive on the bloods as well. My stomach is distended and I can’t do any of my trousers up. They are sending me for a scan but not until next week and I’m really worried.

    I read lots of incidences on the net of women who were pregnant and had negative blood and urine tests so thought that may be the cause of all this. But yesterday my doctor mentioned ovarian cysts and I’m worried as it has come on so quickly. Sick feeling on July 22, cramping on July 28 and this ballooned stomach and no period. Does that sound like a cyst? I’m just going a bit crazy not knowing and have to wait 5 more sleepless nights :)

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks for all the advice! I have called doc… have scan Monday am so not too long and any increase in pain or worsening of symptoms before then I’ll go straight to a and e. Feeling a lot better and less worried, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Get to a competent doctor NOW!
      It could be an ectopic pregnancy and that is highly dangerous undiagnosed it could kill you.
      Next week is too long to wait.
      Stop focusing on pregnancy symptoms, if it is not an Ectopic pregnancy then it could be something else.

  34. QUESTION:
    Women do you ever get mad at men when they think you are a whimp? They don’t have to go through what we do…
    My brother and my man were talking about how my sis-in-law and I are whimps. Well, first of all we both have endometriosis and get ovarian cysts all the time and not little ones even though 2mm cysts can cause pain. And we both have had them rupture. She actually had to have one overy removed do to this. Plus I’m pregnant with kidney stones (which suck by the way!) and she has had two children. I’m sorry, but how are we whimps? B/c we go to the doctor when needed? I’ve never gone to the doc when I didn’t need to. I’m sick of men saying we are a weak sex. I’d love to shove a watermelon up a mans ass and see if he would like to get it out with out an epidural. What do you think? Do you think I’m over reacting?

    • ANSWER:
      when my husband has a cold he says “WHY??? WHY ME??? seriously? like why do I have to be sick???”

      hilarious…. my first child was 9 pounds!!!! lol. but, he never doubts how powerful i am…he always says im tough, so when he cries about his colds, i just roll my eyes, giggle and ask him if he needs anything! lol

      EDIT
      byt he way that endemetriosis is very painful my sister in law has it and they had to go through her belly button to scrap the cysts out! i feel for you
      i totally agree, they shoudl def. keep their mouths shut! lol

  35. QUESTION:
    I found out today I may have cysts on my ovaries….?
    This morning I doubled over in severe pain and ended up at my doctor. She concluded I may have ovarian cysts, and that one may have ruptured, causing my pain. I have a scheduled ultrasound Wed.

    So my question is to women in their 20′s and 30′s (essentially childbearing age). My husband and I are trying to conceive, and now I am concerned. How do ovarian cysts affect my chances of becoming pregnant?

    Thank you so much!
    I am 24 btw. If thats needed info..

    • ANSWER:
      It is exactly as that other answerer said above. Cysts happen every month. If the cysts go away on their own without causing any scarring of the tubes, and it’s very likely that they will be just fine, then no damage will have been done. Women have cysts all the time. I wrote an article regarding what cysts are. I hope it helps.
      When you guys start trying, give it six months and then if you’re not pregnant, consider having an HSG to see if your tubes are OK.

      http://fertilityfile.com/2007/12/18/cyst-vs-egg-vs-follicle-clearing-up-the-confusion/

  36. QUESTION:
    Breast Question-Pregnant?
    I have been diagnosed with PCOS- A hormanal issue that causes women often times not to ovulate and have ovarian cysts along w/ a host of other issues. Anyway I was on the BCP and stopped them 2 months ago—I haven’t had my period and my breasts look swollen and I ca see the veins more prominently in the areola—–I know this is silly but could I be pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same ovulation problem, but as it turns out, I have ovulated 3 times this year. I take the ovulation tests every month to keep an eye on the problem. You should take a test if you haven’t already. If you are anything like me, get a blood test because with some of the problems that come along with ovulation problems, sometimes urine test don’t read accurate. On the flip side, if you have ovulation problems with a dis-balance of hormones, they can also be causing the problems with the boobs!! I go through it every couple months, it will last for a couple weeks at a time, and they can get very sore as well!! Best of luck to you!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Are hormone residues in meat and milk causing human reproductive health problems in the U.S.?
    There seems to be an increase of ovarian cysts in women in the last 20 years, which is about 10 years after recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artificial growth hormone, a.k.a. Posilac was first introduced.

    I’ve been around for quite a few years and rarely heard of women having ovarian cysts until the late ’90s. Now, it is rare to meet a woman under the age of 25 who doesn’t have some kind of reproductive issue.

    I’m interested in hearing from women of all ages.

    What kinds of reproductive issues have you had, if any? What age? Treatment? Does your diet consist of or has your diet consisted of regular beef or milk? Or do you only consume hormone free products?

    Feel free to email me if you would rather not post.
    The cysts to which I am referring cause debilitating illness in the women who have them, so they would not have gone undetected even back in the 80′s. The illnesses range from excruciating cramps to peritonitis when the cysts rupture. These symptoms were not as common before the 80′s as they are now. It is not the advent of medical technology finding the conditions. There seems to be an increase of women with the symptoms.

    The symptoms are usually manageable with hormone treatment, i.e. the pill. Hmmm … I didn’t know many 13 year olds on the pill when I was a kid. Now there are thousands of them that must take the pill because of debilitating illness associated with ovarian cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      I have also heard that they are making children hit puberty earlier than they are supposed to and i know that i started my period at ten and had been in full puberty for a while before that and we ate alot of beef i also had two really hard pregnancy and one that was good but now i have ovarion cysts and other problems wow i hadn’t really ever thought about it all being connected to that though hmmmm something to think about by the way i am 28

  38. QUESTION:
    Scared.. small ovarian cyst and BV—easy 10 pts?
    Bear with me so I can explain everything. I just had an ultrasound last month and they found a 2 cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. I am going back on Monday for another ultrasound to see if anything has changed, doctor says its very common in women my age and that they will just keep an eye on it.

    A couple of months ago, I had what seemed to be a yeast infection and I got a kit to clear it up at home. It seemed to work and my symptoms went away fast. I had my annual physical last week and she said it looked like I still had a yeast infection and it was a suprise to me b/c I didnt feel any symptoms. She called me the next day and said that I have bacterial vaginosis and gave me a prescription to clear it up. I have a dull ache in my left ovary just like I did when I went for the ultrasound but I should also be starting within the next couple of days.

    I’m scared that the cyst and this bacterial thing is going to cause me problems with getting pregnant. Have any of you had these things and had kids? I’m married and I have been with only him the last 4 years sexually and no I dont have any std’s.

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts are common in women and are usually due to follicles that contains an ovum that doesn’t rupture. Is it the time for your period? The pain may come with your period.
      Bactrial vaginosis usually does not affect fertility. The cyst probalby doesnt affect fertility as well, unless you have had severe period pain and there are multiple cysts and heavy bleeding.
      Hope that answers abit of what you are looking for and good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and pulsating and fluttering lower left side?
    My doctor years ago mentioned that I had a small ovarian cyst. It has never ever caused any problems, however the last 48 hours I have Had tenderness and kinda sharp pain lower left side… from diagrams I find it seems to be exactly where ovaries are located. I today am getting a pulse like, fluttering ( as flutters a woman gets when first feeling a baby move) I am not pregnant nor is there any possibility that I could be.

    My question is has anyone at all that has had a cyst got the fluttering, pulsating.. kinda like a heartbeat feeling in that area. I do not want to go to the ER, I have no insurance due to job loss.

    If it something that will clear up on its own I rather home treat it. I am able to walk, stand, but I do feel bloated, pain and fluttering in direct area of left ovary…

    I am especially concerned about the fluttering.. i am scared it is a sign of possible complications.

    Any help would be appreciated. I have read that it is possible to have the fluttering but how common is it.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      im 16, i have a cyst on one of my ovaries too. that causes my periods to be stronger and it hurts more than a regular period should. and yes, when im in pain, and put my below my belly, i can feel a pulse. i guess its the pain, but that only happens to me when im on my period. and you should also see a doctor, because you need to ahve that removed. mine is very little. but yours can be dangerous. it could of grown in a year.

  40. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  41. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  42. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  43. QUESTION:
    Fertility question? Kind of unusual?
    I got my first period when I was 10. I know the average age is around 14. Does this mean my eggs quality and bodies ability to handle pregnancy will be 4 years ahead of other women my age (as in, it might be a good idea to have my first child sooner than later)? I’m only 22, but my husband and I are planning to start having kids in about 2 or so years. Does that mean I’ll have the reproductive system of a 28 year old at 24?

    The reson I’m asking is I’ve always heard women who have their first pregnancy after age 30 have a astronomically higher risk of having a baby with problems or a problematic first pregnancy than younger women. Plus, I have ovarian cysts that rupture and cause horrifying pain as is, so I don’t imagine getting pregnant to be very easy, especially the older I get (and no, I would never have a test tube baby, if I can’t get pregnant naturally, there’s a reason my body won’t do so, and I wouldn’t force it). And my mom had me (her first pregnancy) at 38, and I have some health issues, so I very much believe that older mom thing. I’m just so worried about waiting too long, but I do want to wait just a little longer until my husband and I can afford for me to be a stay at home mom.

    • ANSWER:
      age is age- eggs don’t factor into that – you have all the eggs you are ever going to have right from birth ( well, long before, in utero actually) so they “age” with you :)

      I agree, if you can have kids in your 20′s then go for it!!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Can sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?
    I have been experiencing pain in my lower-left abdomen for a long time. From time to time, the pain starts up and then spreads till it reaches my ankle. Then it stays around for hours on end. Rest doesn’t help. Only heat helps.

    I recently had an operation to remove an ovarian cyst. It’s gone, so it’s not what’s causing the pain.
    However, a CT scan that showed bone sclerosis of the sacroiliac joints on both sides.

    My question is, can bone sclerosis of the sacroilac joint actually cause pain in my lower abdomen, near my ovary? I feel the pain in my back at the same time, but mostly around the ovary (and in my leg).

    My GP doesn’t take anything seriously EVER. He seems to think it is normal for women to be in pain and have dizziness.
    Therefore, I’d like to have some information before I return to him.
    I can’t live like this!!!

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh ear, you better go see some specialists,
      it is nonesense that women should
      put up with pain and have it considered as Normal!!!
      Get yourself another GP, one that is willing to take it seriosly,
      and refer you to an experienced Specialist. good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

    ——–
    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  46. QUESTION:
    Women’s Health Question?
    Okay, so, I have a question about some feminine issues.

    I am a 19 year old college student, and lately I’ve been having some problems. First of all, I’m on the Pill, and I usually take it quite regularly with some variation in the time I take it daily and occasionally I miss a pill or two. The last time I had sex was the beginning of December and it was unprotected. Prior to and after having sex I missed a few pills. The week after I had sex I started bleeding kind of like a period but it wasn’t too long and it wasn’t as heavy as normal and most of the blood was brownish. No clots or anything like I normally have. That was the last “period” I had. In January, I didn’t have a period at all. I was expecting one, but it never came. Well, I wasn’t too concerned about it because I’ve been a little sick, mostly to my stomach, for about two weeks now and I have ovarian cysts on occasion. Then, two days ago, I started a gym membership and I worked out for about forty minutes that day. During that time I worked on the treadmill and elliptical and managed to burn 200 calories. The next morning, I started bleeding just a little, and it was mostly just brown spots. Throughout the day, the bleeding got a little heavier but still not bad. I assumed that I was just starting my period because I haven’t had one in so long! That night, I passed a fairly good sized blood clot and the brown blood had a bit more light red tint to it, but soon there was no more red to be seen. Today, I haven’t bled at all. I have never had a period that lasted fewer than 24 hours. I thought at first that my new exercise plan had caused some bleeding, but it didn’t last long enough to even make sense. I also thought that the bleeding could’ve been caused by a yeast infection that I have, but it seemed like there was a little too much blood for it to have been caused by that. In addition, I have had to pee more often than normal. I have some kidney issues, so me having to go to the bathroom frequently is really rare. I often wake up in the middle of the night now with my lower abdomen aching until I use the bathroom. My lower abdomen also has this full feeling about it. It’s kind of like being bloated only on the inside. It’s a very awkward uncomfortable feeling.

    So.. Now my question is where the heck have my periods gone? I have ALWAYS been extremely regular. My body works like clockwork. I haven’t had any other changes like stress or anything to influence my cycle, so I’m quite confused and I’m beginning to get concerned. I can’t get into my gyno for awhile because he’s booked, and I also don’t want to go if there’s nothing wrong, but I am beginning to worry a bit.

    I am not sure what this could be and until I can get to the doctor I would just like some kind of advice or ideas about what could be going on. Again, there hasn’t been anymore bleeding since yesterday, so something is abnormal here. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks so much for answering! I didn’t mention pregnancy because I thought that because at this point I’d be 11 weeks and to me I didn’t think it could still be that big of a possibility. Of course, it always is, and I’ve had scares before but nothing quite like this. I’ve been considering taking a test for a few weeks now due to the lack of periods, so I’ll probably pick one up this week. Ha, yeah, I understand about the pill. When I get especially busy, thanks to college, there are days that I just run out the door and forget all about it. I’ve begun taking the pills at night, so it’s far easier to remember.
    Alfonso, I composed the whole thing. I did it from a male perspective because that was easiest for the setting. I dabble in creative writing, so I just popped something off the top of my head for you. If you want to use it, or parts of it even, you can. I don’t mind! I just wrote it when I saw your question to help you out!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on your pregnancy! Seriously, from what you described, I would say you experienced implantation bleeding. Take the test as soon as possible, so then you can consider all your options. All the best, and good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Please read my questions—I’m really confused–women w/knowledge about ovulation a plus?
    Okay here we go…

    1. Been charting for a while, know right around time I’m suppose to ovulate (which should have been this past weekend).
    2. The week PRIOR to last weekend, I believe I ovulated. Clear white stringy discharge, but it was’t a lot..in fact d/c was the size of a pencil eraser. But it wasn’t creamy, it was like see through stringy.
    3. All last week (early in the week to the end) breasts were so sore…hubby couldn’t even touch them
    4. Last Tuesday had a sharp stabbing pain around left ovary (just once) and a sharp stabbing pain on left nipple.
    5. This past Friday I felt crampy and just like my insides were going to fall out. Boobs were back to normal.
    6. But for the past week I have a huge belly..looks like I’m pregnant…I am not eating now to see what’s causing it and it’s still really bloated and I am drinking water and watching my sodium intake.
    7. I have had heart burn for the past two weeks now.
    8. Just checked my cervix and it’s low and hard?? I think it’s low…it’s def. hard.

    I had my period last month…four days…bright red…seemed like reg. period.

    I have been known to have ovarian cysts on my left ovary. But if I ovulated the week PRIOR, why would I have gotten a cyst a week later? From what I read, you get cysts when you are in the PROCESS of ovulating.

    Is it possible I’m pregnant and conceived right before last months’ period and my body just went ahead and had the period?

    I’m not suppose to get my period for five days…I’m sure I’m just pms-ing.

    Sorry this is long…I’m confused. Maybe I’m just having a really bad ovulation month…I wouldn’t have thought twice about ovulating early, except last week I was experiencing crap and the week prior I was too…how could I have ovulated for two weeks straight? Plus the discharge was the week prior.

    It doesn’t make sense.

    But I really don’t think I am b/c I DID use a dollar store hpt two weeks ago (when my boobs were sore) just for fun I guess…and of course it was neg. It always is.

    Okay thanks in advance if anyone of you ladies were sweet enough to read this and answer.

    I guess I just want experiences…like how ovulation is for everyone..it’s a battle w/me…keeping track…

    • ANSWER:
      Ovulation is the process the woman’s body goes through about 14 days before her period starts, where an egg is released from one ovary, where it passes through the fallopian tube toward the uterus. If the egg becomes fertilized in the tube, it will enter the uterus and implant in the prepared lining and will grow into a baby. If it is not fertilized it will enter the uterus, not implant and be expelled from the uterus a few days later as your period. Some women say they can feel a twinge during ovulation but most do not feel anything when it happens. If your cycle is 28 days, you will ovulate about day 14, but if it is 32 days, you will ovulate about day 18.

      It is obvious that you are attempting to conceive. It is very unlikely that you conceived just before your period. If you had, you probably would not have had a regular type period, maybe some spotting. If what you had last week was ovulation, then your period should also come early this month because ovulation causes periods, not the other way around. I assume that if you are charting, you are also taking your temperature every morning before getting out of bed to look for the ovulation rise in temp. If you are not doing that, it is really helpful in knowing when ovulation is about to happen.

      I wish I could be more help and I wish you the best in your efforts to conceive.

      good luck..

  48. QUESTION:
    I have been having very painful sexual intercourse. I need some advice from women who have the same problem.?
    This started about 15 yrs. ago. I was treated for endometriosis, and have had two D&Cs, know I have ovarian cysts, but no gyn in FL, MD, VA or DC seem to be able to explain the cause/cure for this. If my vagina were clockface, from 6-12 pm is red, inflamed, and when my husband enters me, it feels like a knife is slicing into me. Steroids, painkillers, valium all have no effect. Our sex life has dwindled to zilch-I no longer get aroused, knowing the only outcome will be pain. It is not a lubrication issue. Can anyone at all help? The quality of our life as a couple has suffered tremendously, and even tho my husband is very supportive, he wishes our sex life were what it once was–great! Help me please!!

    • ANSWER:
      you could have dyspareunia.
      you’d have to go see a gyn. and tell them your problem.
      They’ll help.

      go to this site & i think it can explain it a little more.

      http://home.cfl.rr.com/dahmd/dyspare.htm

      i hope i’ve helped you

  49. QUESTION:
    “Chemical pregnancy”, in pain again, very confused…?
    A little over 2 weeks ago, my period had been a week late, I’d been having some funny symptoms, so I took a HPT at night that had a very clear “plus”. The next morning, I woke up in a bed full of blood (very very heavy bleeding) and crippling abdominal pain. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital right then and there, but I refused for 3 more days. Finally, I went because the pain wasn’t ceasing. At the hospital, they took blood and urine, did an internal exam/pap smear, gave me a external and internal ultrasound, and did a cat scan. Not only did the doctor say they could find nothing wrong, but that I was in fact in excellent health. The only idea he had was I may have experienced a “chemical” pregnancy, which is basically a very very early miscarriage some women can just mistake for a regular period, and all signs of me ever being pregnant would have been gone by the time they ran tests. The pain did eventually subside, and I felt fine last week. Yesterday though, I woke up and my breasts were very sore (I don’t actually ever remember them being sore at all, ever, before, I don’t get pms bad or anything), and the pain came back as I was walking to work. No bleeding this time though. I have had ovarian cysts rupture and cause similar pain before, but they found no cysts or residual fluid of a ruptured cyst when I was at the hospital, and I seriously doubt one could have grown big enough to rupture and cause immense pain in under 2 weeks. Even if it’s hiding from the tests, I just know something is going wrong in my body. The pain is in the lowest part of my abdomen, and it’s actually tender to touch. Since I don’t feel it’s an emergency, and the hospital couldn’t help last time, I will be seeing my regular doctor this time. I’m just not understanding what is happening. I’m just looking for some ideas of what might be going on, so I can ask my doctor to test and eliminate it as a possibility or find what’s wrong. Anyone else ever experience things like this? I’m 99.99999% sure it has something to do with my female parts malfunctioning, but past cysts or pregnancy, which have been eliminated as causes, I’m not sure what else it could be? And before anyone says it, I DO NOT have a STD (which much to my embarrassment, they routinely test for at the hospital, making me feel like a complete idiot in front of my husband).

    • ANSWER:
      A chemical pregnancy is a miscarriage. I’m so sorry for your loss. Doctors call it chemical because you had enough hormones to get a positive test, but the baby wouldn’t have been big enough to show up on an ultrasound.
      It sounds like your hormones are still settling down from the pregnancy.
      I would schedule a follow-up with your OB. Have them run a quantitative hCG blood test just to make sure the pregnancy is over. If part of the baby didn’t pass, they can do a D&C procedure to clean out your uterus.
      You might ask about kidney stones, gall bladder disease, or other conditions that could cause the pain separate of the pregnancy.
      **hugs**
      I’m sorry for your loss and I hope you feel better!

  50. QUESTION:
    To anyone taking Metformin for hormonal imbalance or PCOS….?
    I had gone to my “down stairs” doctor who’d determined in an exam that I have PCOS (ovarian cysts)that were caused by (or causes) a hormonal imbalance. In brief conversation afterwords I’d asked him if this “imbalance” would be the cause of depression or “the blues.” He advised me that it very well may be a symptom but to speak up to someone if I have these problems and they do not subside in a few weeks of taking the medication. He has since put me on a regimen of 1500mg of metformin (actually a diabetic medication but also treats pcos) a day (500mg x 3 per day). I dealt with some pretty horrible side effects for about 2 weeks before i was okay with the medicine and then a certain kind of “magic” happened. “The blues” went away and it is SUCH a relief because i swore for a min. there that I had a serious depression problem. I would love to hear a little feed back from others that are on this regimen; Specifically women who felt a little depressed before being treated. Did metformin help you with this too?.

    • ANSWER:
      yes it helped me alot


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Burst

You may be suffering right now from one or more ovarian cysts. These fluid-filled filled sacs can form on your ovaries as a result of your menstrual cycle.

After speaking to your doctor and reading about ovarian cysts, you’re probably aware that most cysts dissolve and disappear on their own and don’t require any medical attention.

While this is correct, you still must be careful because cysts can always cause complications even if, at first, you don’t experience any of the typical symptoms. Some cysts are not discovered because a woman does not get a follow-up examination and one or more cysts develop problems.

For example, under some circumstances, a cyst will not dissolve. It may actually fill with an excessive amount of fluid and grow so large it bursts and becomes a painful ruptured ovarian cyst, which can be very harmful to your health.

Ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms can include:

a Weight gain

a Menstrual irregularities

a Nausea and vomiting

a Fullness or heaviness of the abdomen

a Pelvic pain radiating from the lower back

a Pelvic pain during sexual intercourse

a Excretion problems

a Breast tenderness

a Pressure on the rectum or bladder

Do not ignore any of these symptoms if you already suffer from ovarian cysts and especially if symptoms continue for more than two weeks.

If you do have a ruptured ovarian cyst, a number of treatments are available to you.

But first, your doctor must conduct a series of tests to determine the severity of your condition — particularly to see if and how a cyst is causing problems for other adjacent organs.

Your doctor will confer with you to determine if you need surgery. In most instances, a ruptured ovarian cyst will require surgery because it constitutes an emergency.

Typically, your doctor will take steps to

a Stabilize your condition

a Prevent the cyst from rupturing further

a Determine how mush fluid has entered your abdomen

a Prevent more fluid from leaking

Such steps are necessary because you’re experiencing a medical emergency. However, you can avoid dealing with the pain, anxiety and medical intrusions associated with a ruptured ovarian cyst as well as other types of cysts.

You can do this by treating the root causes that allow one or more cysts from developing in the first place. You want to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.

Many women now rely on natural treatments that not only relieve cyst-related pain. More importantly, such treatments also prevent cysts from coming back and causing you such extreme discomfort and health problems.

By preventing cysts from forming in the first place, you will avoid experiencing a ruptured ovarian cyst and enduring painful surgery, hormonal therapy and possible medical complications.

Get the information you need to treat and rid your body of ovarian cysts and prevent cysts from forming in the first place

Go to http://Ovarian-Cysts-Relief.info to get the most thorough and effective information available to prevent and treat ovarian cysts of all kinds.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I know what causes ovarian cysts, but I’d really like to know what causes them to rupture or burst? I’ve been in the ER twice because I’ve had one rupture on both of my ovaries, one in March and one earlier this week. Could it be stress?

    • ANSWER:
      it may be possible , depends on the type, location the size the material it contains and your age normally controlled with b/c pills, sex and hormones are the most probable reasons

  2. QUESTION:
    Can benign ovarian cysts cause infertility and how to treat them?
    I have two ovarian cysts and they are not cancerous. They cause allot of pain and often burst, making me feel sick. If I got them removed through surgery would it scar my ovary and make me unable to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife went through a similar decision. She tried a method she read about online and she was amazed. Here is the link to her blog. You can check out the method she used through a link at the bottom of each post.

      http://ovarian-cyst-help.blogspot.com/

  3. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst burst and regrew?
    I recently had an ovarian cyst that caused me an intense amount of pain, causing me to spend about 4 days in bed trying not to throw up. When I finally got an ultrasound done, it was small enough to cause the technician to believe that it had burst, and that was what was causing my pain. She sent me to the GYN to be sure. During the pelvic exam the GYN said that it had re-grown and that I needed to come back for another ultrasound.

    I now have the same kind of pain on the other side (a stabbing occasionally and a lot of pain when it is pressed), and I am beginning to feel the symptoms that came with the first cyst bursting.

    I have never had ovarian cysts before. What is causing this sudden onset of them? And is it normal for a cyst to burst and re-grow like that?

    • ANSWER:
      The cysts are part of your ovulation cycle. It is normal for them to burst and re-grow (I’ve had this happen).

      For me, they came, I had them on and off for a while and eventually they stopped. Can’t explain why.

  4. QUESTION:
    burst ovarian cysts?
    About 4 weeks ago, my hip started hurting all the time.
    and a little bit of shoulder pain.
    When it first hit me, i couldnt walk.
    it hurt to lay down, to bend my knee, to do anythingg.
    it would hurt alot of the time when i did alot of walking or something.

    Then maybe a week later i had the worst period ever..
    It lasted for a week and i was bleeding through the super tampons
    in 2 minutes. i used a box of 36 tampons in 24 hours.
    I’ve had a little bit of spotting every once in a while for about 2 weeks.

    My hip still kills all the time.
    I have headaches and im alot more moody
    and i have shoulder pain..
    I also pee longer?
    I read something that if you have a cyst,
    it can affect your urination..
    I’ve been peeing alot longer. i may not feel like my bladders gunna burst,
    but i pee for like 4 minutes. Which i thought was weird..

    Is it possible i had a cyst that burst?
    My sister and i think my mom have all had cysts before..
    I’m very active too. so maybe that could’ve caused it to burst?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy or Ovarian Cysts?
    I’m going to start from the beginning with this one as it confuses me never mind anyone else! It is quite a few questions really! I’ll understand if you can’t be bothered to read it all – I’m just stressing a bit!

    My period was due 6 days ago but the day before I was in agony – I had a stitch like pain all over my abdomen (from under my breasts to the top of my legs). It was a constant pain for about 24 hours then it started to ease off. During this 24 hours I called my doctor and made an appointment. I got one for the next day.

    When I went in the next day the pain had subsided but it was still pretty painful so the doctor examined me. She prodded around in my stomach and it really hurt when she pressed down on my lower right abdomen. She thought it could be appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. She did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so she sent me to hospital.

    I arrived at the hospital and after the usual 2 and half hour wait I was seen by a surgeon who said because the pain had subsided he thought he may have been an ovarian cyst that burst causing the pain and now my body was reabsorbing the fluid. Which makes sense.

    But I’m still worried. My period still hasn’t turned up and I’m still waiting for the doctor’s to ring to arrange a scan (to check for more ovarian cysts), I’m also still in agony (not as bad as when it started but it still bloody hurts). I’m taking four lots of paracetamol a day (my limit) and it doesn’t touch the pain! It’s always there!

    Also, my friend just found out she was 12 weeks pregnant and she’s been getting false negatives for 8 weeks of that pregnancy. She got our other friend to do a pregnancy test (she’s 8 months pregnant) and (to her shock) that also came back negative. I’ve also had the following syptoms;
    No period pain – or period – just the weird stitch like pain
    Nausea – constantly
    Dizzy Spells
    Enhanced Smell – I can smell stuff better than anyone around me – been told it’s a sign of pregnancy
    Tired all the time! I’m sleeping almost 12 hours a night and I’m still knackered!
    Crying/Emotional for no reason
    Constipation – I haven’t been since before period was due
    Covered in spots – usually spot free
    Headaches – think this is because I’m so tired
    Backache – but I do suffer from this sometimes anyway
    Sore/Tender Breasts – somedays my nipples are so sore I can’t touch them
    Dreams of pregnancy – I think this is because I’m hoping I am
    Craving sweet things – I’m a savoury kinda girl!

    So my questions are;
    I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can effect you fertility. Is this correct?
    The test at the doctors was negative but could I still be pregnant?
    If I am pregnant could it be ectopic? Is this why I’m in pain?
    I’m taking a lot of paracetamol should I cut down until I have a positive or negative pregnancy result?
    Will the scan show up the pregnancy? They’ll be looking for ovarian cysts not preganancy.
    I’m taking folic acid everyday (have been since we started trying) could this be what’s causing the pain?

    I guess I just want some reassurance really. My partner and I have been trying for a baby but we’ve said when it happens it happens. I know stressing about it won’t help either!

    Anyone got any advice to calm my nerves before I get the results of my scan? I’m calling the doctor today to try and sort out my appointment. I think I’m also going to do a home pregnancy test – probably tomorrow morning – to put my mind at ease!

    Thanks in advance!
    I’m going to phone the doctor’s later and find out if I can have a blood test to check. But until then I’ll pop to the chemist and get a home pregnancy test to double check in the morning!

    My friend (who is 12 weeks) said her blood test came back that she had something wrong with one of her hormone’s but wasn’t pregnant – then she found out she was. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Q.1 Yes, ovarian cysts can affect fertilty, they produce a lot of hormones found in pregnancy, but obviously not hcg, which a hpt looks for.

      Q.2 Yes, you could still be pregnant. Hcg levels do not increase the same way in an ectopic pregnancy as in a normal pregnancy. When i had my ectopic i went between faint positives and negatives all the time. The doctor needs to do a Beta hcg reading from a blood test to detect hcg in an ectopic. they will rise and fall and that should be monitired as part of diagnosis.

      Q.3 Yes, you have a lot of symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. My pain came and went, it wasnt constant, and that’s how mine was missed. I didnt tick the correct symptom boxes. It was my blood levels gave it away. However, you havent had a positive hpt at all have you? Only a blood test will tell.

      Q.4 Consult your GP. you should be fine with paracetamal, but if you are in that much pain, you need to be re-seen.

      Q.5 No, an ectopic pregnancy will not show up in a scan unless it is being specifically searche for. even then it can be missed. Ectopic means ouside of the womb. When a scan is done when a woman is known to be pregnant and has these symptoms it is used to detect a faltering pregnancy inside the womb. It rules it out, it dosent detect it. If the pregnancy is located in a fallopian tube or beside the ovary it is very difficult to spot. Remember this isnt, never was and is never going to be a baby. It’s a mass of cells and may present itself as a small bulge in the tube, or not be detectable at all. An ovarian cyst can be detected this way, but then they are very very common in early pregnancy anyway, as that particular ovary has all the work to do producing the hormones your body needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

      A healthy pregnancy at this stage will show up in the scan, but if your urine hcg level is reading as negative then it isnt likely to be seen. An egg sac can be seen anywhere between 4 and 5 weeks. It may just appear as a black circle in the womb lining, so they wont confirm pregnancy but can let you know pregnancy is likely.

      Q.6 No, folic acid would not be affecting you like this, it is naturally found in many many food stuffs..

      What you have described above, arriving at the hospital and then the pain subsiding happened to me. It was an ectopic pregnancy. It wasnt detected until 6 weeks and 3 days. Which is really far on, i’m a very very lucky girl. you need to get your bloods monitored, this is the best way to detect. In my opinion you need to get a second opinion or do something today. Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. If you think you have one you need checked out. Urgently. Have any beta hcg’s been done?

      Edit: If you have had beta hcg done and it read negative this couldnt possibly be an ectopic. you will ALWAYS get a positive blood result. If you havent had one done, just ask.

      Edit: your friend at 12 weeks? Yeah, i guess so. no lab is infallable. they could have read her other bloods as increased progesterone etc but misread her hcg levels. They go into different blood vials and are seen by different technicians, the results are loaded at different times on to a computer and then can be read by the hospital. My hcg results were always back in about 2 hrs. Other hormones were a few days. Mistakes can happen. If she is 12 weeks she will be having her first scan etc and all must be well.

      .

  6. QUESTION:
    Question on ovarian cyst that chronically burst causing problems?
    I’m 27 and over the past 7 or 8 years of my life I end up in the hospital 2-3 times a year with painful burst ovarian cyst. I often times have blood pressure problems, leucocytosis (sign of infection), fever, racing heart, high or low blood pressure, free fluid in lower abdomen, abdominal swelling, and of course severe abdominal pain. I once really thought I may be in labor even though I wasn’t pregnant because it was so painful. I’ve had 3 surgeries to correct hemorrhaging cyst. Every time I follow up with my obgyn they tell me everything looks fine? I don’t understand. Most recently I had an obgyn tell my husband that I am probably just sensitive, then I had another one tell me I may have PCOS and should have my kids quick so they could get rid of my ovaries. The only thing that works for me is birth control but because I get complicated migraines while on it I cannot take it. Please let me know if you have had any of the same experiences. I am starting to think that maybe I am crazy.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst that burst and pregnancy, i have already asked but only had two answers please help!?
    i had an ovarian cyst that burst mid way through my cycle six weeks ago it was so very painfull i bled for two weeks and have not had a period since (its been about 25 days since i stopped bleeding). when i went to the hospital they said i had another two smaller cysts forming in each ovary. i am worried that i now can’t get pregnant. the hospital have been no help giving me advice or even telling me anything about this can someone please tell me everything i need to know. god bless and thankyou x

    i am also think i am a few days late with my period so could i already be pregnant. i heard that burst cysts can be a sign of implantation is this true or has anyone else heard this. i also know that cysts can cause irregular periods so i am not ruling this out either. though i have always been regular as clockwork. any more advice would be gratefully recieved thanks x
    i never said before that i was infertile, the doctors told me i am probably infertile but have heard since that people have still got pregnant with cysts. i am now very confused,
    sorry it appears i didn’t put enough information here, i will make myself clearer. i was told that i was infertile due to these cysts and due to an eating disorder i have lived with for 15 years. hence why i am doubtfull that i am already pregnant, my main question was answered that you can still get pregnant when you have ovarian cysts. depending on what type they are. but i have found that i am now more confused than ever. for the past few months since i was told i was infertile i thought i had accepted it especially when i only had myself to blame, but i am hearing so many different stories i just don’t know what to think.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m presently going through a very similar experience right now. I have cysts on my ovaries and experienced an ectopic pregnancy in Jan 07.

      Just last week, I had very bad pain in my left side and with such irregular periods, I guessed that it was just going to be a heavy bad one. However, after 4 days of bleeding, wicked cramps and noticed that my blood was not dark and odoured like menstrual blood, I went to emerge. At first, I was misdiagnosed and was treated for food poisoning. After two more days of pain and bleeding I was rushed to emergency to learn I had a burst cyst on my ovary and only time would correct it. After two more days of pain (even with heavy medication) I was rushed to hospital because the pain was unbearable (would not even stand/walk). My blood counts dropped a lot, I was rushed to surgery to learn I had an ectopic pregnancy in the same tube that my previous one from Jan07. They removed the tube, drained 1L of blood from my stomach and I was in recovery for 4 days.

      Somethings I have learned:
      - People with cysts have irregular periods.
      - You can get pregnant and have cysts – even burst ones.
      - Going on birth control pills can reduce your cysts from swelling.

      I’d like to also mention, the I thought I skipped a period in April – - but had normal periods in May & June. My bloodwork NEVER showed I was pregnant.

      If you are dizzy, still bleeding, stomach ache, bloating – - return to the hospital and be instant that you have BOTH internal and external ultrasounds. You can also request larascopy where they make a small incision and look around inside. Also, consider having your doctor compare your blood counts. You could internally bleed, not know it, and be fatal.

      Good luck and God bless!

  8. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause nausea/dizziness?
    Can Ovarian Cysts come and go each month? Do they appear and burst at ovulation or during your actual period? And also I was wondering if just having cysts can cause you to feel really sick during ovulation…with nausea or lightheadedness/dizziness and general ill feeling or weakness? Or is it only when they are bursting do they cause those symptoms? I seem to experience severe pain for 24-48 hours one month and then the next month I have about 4-5 days of just nausea/dizziness/lightheadedness. Could a large cyst cause severe pain from my right ovary and then maybe if I’m ovulating from the left ovary the next month it could just be some nausea experienced if there’s a smaller cyst on my left ovary?
    I don’t know for certain if I have cysts…pap smear and pelvic exam turned out okay 1.5 years ago, but then I had a copper iud placed and ever since then have had severe pain, which after a year has now turned into rotating bouts of pain and nausea/lightheadedness.
    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst on my ovary and my doctor put me on birth control to shrink it and ease the pain. But they form every month and usually burst a few days after your period starts. The pain should not be too bad though. But if it is hard to deal with you should see your doctor. I sometimes get dizzy but I am not sure if it is because of that or if it is because I am not feeding myself the right way or drinking enough water. Get it checked out though.

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts?
    A couple of questions about ovarian cysts
    1. What causes them to burst? is it that they reach a certain size? I’ve had some, and I doubt they are very big when they’ve burst, but I’ve heard of people having HUGE ones, like grapefruit size
    2. Are there cartain things that make you more likely to get cysts? Like certain foods, smoking, race, age, weight?
    3. How can cysts affect having children? Not necessarily polycystic ovaries, but maybe just a few every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure what causes them to burst all the time, but a pressue build up can be one reason. I had a cyst burst when I was pregnant (BOY DID THAT HURT)! Also, any kind of trauma can make them burst. When I finally had my child (who’s now 3 months) BOTH of my ovaries were the size of grapefruits! I was told that eating an excess of fatty foods can be a cause of ovarian cysts. I have now been diagonosed with polycystic ovaries, where as after my first child 5 years agp, I had 2 cysts. The cysts can take up egg space, and make it hard to conceive, but as you see, it’s not impossible. It took me an additional 4 1/2 years to have another, but who knows? Maybe God just wasnt ready for me to have another until now. I hope this helps in someway

  10. QUESTION:
    Please help – Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst?
    My doctor was able to confirm that I had one burst not too long ago as they saw fluid around my ovary in a sonogram. Due to some of my persistent symptoms over the last couple of years, I’ve probably been having these cysts on/off. They’ve not really caused a lot of problems, except twice in the last 3 years, I had horrifically painful experiences that I’m thinking were due to cysts bursting. Horrible abdominal pain that had me in a fetal position on the floor, sweating, nausea, just downright hell. First time I went to the ER not knowing what it was – they couldn’t find anything at all. I even went for a sonogram a few weeks later to check for cysts and nothing was found then either.

    But now I’m wondering – if I should get that pain again, should I go back to the ER?? Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst or is it just unbelievably painful and I shouldn’t worry too much?? Please only answers from people who know what they’re talking about….

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter had this happen and I was with her in the ER. I’ve never heard it’s dangerous, but I’m not your doctor. I do think that it’s linked to endometriosis and you should be treated for that. Find a gyn that knows about these problems and will take your pain seriously.

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes a painful ovarian cyst?
    I have had an I.U.D. mirena in place for about 8 months now. Around Valentine’s day a cyst formed on my ovaries and burst a week or two later. I’m still in a lot of pain. Should I have the I.U.D. removed? My husband and I want another baby, but we really wanted to wait a few years and the I.U.D. seemed like the best method of birth control. But now it’s more of hassle than anything else. We need some advice and opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of a cyst on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. The advice seems to be that these cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two, but you would really need to talk to a health professional to get some reassurance on this.

      As you now know, ovarian cysts can be really painful & it’s not something you want to suffer again. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of cysts? It is something I would thoroughly recommend looking into. If you’d like more details, I found a good information site at http://www.OvarianCystsHealed.info.

      Good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I’m 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I’m very likely to have it happen again…
    Now, back to present day…
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago – Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can’t even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I’m a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I’m curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I’m very little for my age.. I’m 16, weighing 100lbs and 5’3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don’t go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It’s good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina–the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won’t have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don’t go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for a burst ovarian cyst?
    I had an 11cm ovarian cyst drained from my left ovary in November 07 which came back and had to be removed in February 08. Since then I had been in constant pain, especially when sitting or during in intercourse. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep as I was in so much pain in my pelvic area, lower back and it seemed to go inot my hips.

    I’ve just had an internal ultrasound scan which showed that my left ovary is covered with cysts again, one of which is just over 3cm and another has burst and filled my pelvis with fluid. The sonographer lady said it was an awful ot of fluid in there and that it was probably what was causing so much pain aswell as the cysts being painful.

    I asked about treatment and all she said was that the result of the scan will go to my GP and gynaecologist and it is up to me to go to them to find out what the treatment will be. I said I hve an appointment with my Gynyaecologist in 3 weeks and she said I need to be seen sooner than that as the fluid should not
    …be there.

    What is the treatment and how soon will I need to be seen? Is it serious? I’m supposed to be going away on holiday tomorrow.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to cancel your vacation and get over to the doctor ASAP first thing. There is no way in H*LL I’d wait three weeks to see my doctor for a burst ovarian cyst. If your doctor won’t see you then you need to go to the hospital or urgent care ASAP.

      Good luck, sweetie!

  14. QUESTION:
    Was this infection caused from an Ovarian cyst bursting or could it be from an STD?
    Something has been bothering me for awhile. I had to have surgery almost 3 years ago due to an infection in my uterus (i guess that’s where it was), so they could get the infection out cause i was so sick. ]

    Now, prior to that, my ex-husband and i had been to a fertility clinic trying to concieve and they did all tests including all STD tests. I was taking Clomid for 2 months as well. Also , all tests came back negative.

    Then about a few months later i had this awful pain in my lower abdominal and i was so sick. The first time i went to the ER they gave me drugs for pain and sent me to the ultrasound clinic. They had told me i had a cyst that burst. I went back to the Dr acouple hours later and he gave me some antinflammatories. I was taking those but the pain was still there and i couldn’t go to work. Then excaclty a week later to the day i started throwing up and i said to my ex i need to go to the hospital cause the pain was so bad. They again gave me drugs to ease the pain. Then my Dr came in, sent me for another ultrasound and they told me i had a mass of fluid on my uterus. I went back and saw my regular Dr and she did an internal exam and everything looked fine so then she told me they need to open me up and look inside.

    So then i had major surgery. They had to suck all the infection out and also put a drain tube in. Then 2 days later while i’m still in the hospital in severe pain from the surgery my dr comes in and tells me i had PID. Well i started to cry cause i never slept with anyone else while i was with my husband, so then it made me think that he did. I asked him and he said he didn’t.

    So i got out of the hospital 5 days later and i guess they had sent in whatever infection yucky stuff they took out of me to get it tested. They also tested my ex-husband as i wanted them to, to see if he had any kind of STD. Well let’s just say, we went in to the dr’s office 2 weeks after my surgery and all she said was the tests came back negative. So first off, i was pissed off cause she miss diagnosed me. But i guess my second question is, if a big cyst bursts is it possible for it to cause an infection as bad as what i had leaving it that long?

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  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and painnnnnnn ?
    Ok so this might sound type nasty, but i need some answers. After having pain in my lower stomach (where u cramp) i finally went to my doctor and found out i had an ovarian cysts on my right ovary. This was about a year ago or so. I was put on birth control but quit because of the side effects. At times i fell a sharp pain beginning from my pelvis down to my butt, thighs, legs and sole of my feet. I know now this pain is caused by my cysts triggering a nerve. About 2 maybe 3 times already, i wake up or suddenly get severe pain in my pelvis about 5 seconds later im rushing to the bathroom thinking i have to take a sh**. I sit there for a while with nothing happening, and then the heat flash comes and i literally have to take of my clothes. I get nausea and sometimes even vomit. I finally take a shit which basically is usually diarrhea. I think im fine and about 2 mins later it begins all over again. I also get very dizzy. The pain is intense it literally bends me over ! A couple days later i bleed (my period im guessing since the bleeding only last the usuall amount of time it normally does, yet lots of tissue and heavy). One time i blacked out (but only once thank god) I was still conscious yet everything was black so i took a nap and felt fine when i woke back up. My question is does this happen to any one else ? Is it related to my cysts ? Did my cysts burst ?

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  16. QUESTION:
    Had an ovarian cyst burst… need adult advice please?
    At the beginning of November, I had what I was told a functional ovarian cyst that had burst. I was told that it would take me up to 3 months to heal from the extreme pain I was/still am having. Now they never told me to refrain from having sex while I heal, although I thought it would be a good idea.. however, I gave in. What I’m wondering is if anyone out there knows what could happen to me if I continue to have sex while I’m healing… any infections, bleeding… cause the inability to have kids.. anything like that.. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Well..I think it’s because the movement during sexual intercourse might jostle everything around that area. On the other hand…well, my mom had ovarian cysts and a certain someone who’s answering this question fixed that :) So I’m not sure, but if it helps with pain management, I don’t see why not. On the other hand…well, I’d talk more to my Dr. if I were you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Did my ovarian cyst burst?
    A few months back my doctor told me I had a very small ovarian cyst on my left ovary (probably caused by my Mirena). They didn’t act very concerned about it and they didn’t give me any medicine for it. For months I’ve had minor pain there. I had my Mirena IUD taken out in July and since then I have been on the pill… which I also stopped taken last month.

    I am just now having my first period without being on any kind of birth control. Anyway, when I took a nap this afternoon I woke up with terrible pain on the lower left side of my abdomen and then it started hurting the lower left side of my back.

    Is it possible that my cyst ruptured? Should I be concerned or just let it run it’s course?

    I would go to the doctor by I just lost my health insurance 3 days ago (figures) and it’ll probably be a few months before I can get it back. :( Help!

    Thanks guys.

    I’m also feeling nauseous. I’ve taken some pain reliever with no luck.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible that it ruptured or it could be from your first period in a long time, anyways IF the pain gets much worse you should go to the ER because there is a risk of the cyst causing internal damage when it ruptures, the risk is small most the time they rupture without causing any damage at all

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      There are no herbs that can help with something. Follow your doctor’s advice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..? please answer someone?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      My mum suffered from the same problem certain natural methods are to be implemented to prevent ovarian cysts formation as well as to relieve the pain along the safer lines.

      The pain in pelvis can be reduced by the application of heat which can be either carried out by the use of heating pad, hot water bottle or even a hot water bath can do wonders! Using herbal teas is another remedy to prevent ovarian cysts symptoms. Chamomile, mint and raspberry teas can relieve your pain and help you relax to a greater extent. Teas are to be taken just before or after going to bed to get the maximum benefit from it. Depending on drinks containing caffeine can result in the growth of the cysts finally ending up with its rupture.

      Extra hydration is very essential to prevent ovarian cyst formation. Make sure that you drink more than eight glasses of water every day and urination is very essential to avoid further problems resulting from it. The supplements like multivitamins, minerals, vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B, and antioxidants will improve with the dietary changes, working to balance hormones, improve immunity, protect against abnormal cell growth and enhance liver function. Herbs like Echinacea and Milk thistle can also helps to prevent ovarian cysts.

  20. QUESTION:
    I suspect that I burst an ovarian cyst. Should I go to emergency?
    I discovered a month ago that I have a large cyst (almost 2 inches in diameter) on one of my ovaries. I had sexual intercourse a couple days ago for the first time in a month. I know that bleeding is one symptom of a burst cyst. My family doctor isn’t available to see me until after thanksgiving. Should I go to emergency tonight to see a gynecologist? I’ve heard that burst cysts are big trouble. Also, should I refrain from having intercourse until I have this all figured out?

    It’s possible that the bleeding was caused by my hymen breaking — I’ve only had intercourse about 10 times before, and I’ve never bled during the act. I heard that sometimes it can take a while for the hymen to break.

    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      If there is tenderness at the entry of your vagina, I’d lean toward the hymen theory. That being said however, I’d imagine that if you’ve had repeated acts of intercourse — regardless of whether or not you’ve bled in the past — your hymen has probably long since broken.

      The bleeding might be related to the cyst, but it might actually be caused by hormone fluctuations rather than the cyst rupturing. If it ruptured, you’d be in a considerable amount of pain; if you’re not, it may just be irregular menstrual bleeding.

      If it would make you feel better to go to the ER or urgent care, then by all means, go.

      I’d also recommend that you find a different doctor. A doctor that can’t see you for 2 full months is far too over-booked to be bothered with you. Your condition COULD cause you problems and you want a doctor that is attentive to your needs…even if it means squeezing you in on an urgent basis (which then CAN do … IF they want to).

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone with ovarian cysts out there??!!?
    I have some questions:

    -Can you feel the cyst?
    -Does it cause pain at times?
    -Can you tell the difference between the cyst pain and other abdominal pain?
    -Can you feel a cyst burst?
    -If so, can you describe the pain and what happens when one bursts?

    Thank you if you can answer any of these questions!! I get cysts a lot so I was just wondering about it.
    I’m 15, I’ve been getting cysts since I was 13. I don’t get a lot at a time. I get anywhere from 2-10 per month. And most of the time I can feel them burst. It hurts like you can’t imagine. My mom was just asking about me about it, so I wanted to ask others about it.

    • ANSWER:
      hi, ive had cyst, but had their removed/ and drained.
      Not too sure on your age but i can feel them during sex, if pressure is put on them which becomes very painfull. i also have painfull periods due to this!
      a cyst pain will accour more when you are due on, during your period and during sex. when an abdominal pain will slowly go and come when it pleases!
      i am pretty sure a cyst can just burst—but if you think you have one i would go to the doctors. as if its bursts it will grow back and i assume would be very painfull!

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst causing such pain??
    I posted on here a few days ago, had lower right hand abdominal pain. Ended up going to hospital on Wednesday, got an ultrasound and i have a 3.5cm cyst on on left ovary, that’s the only thing that they could see causing the pain, even though its on my right side??. Nothing on my right side as i am missing my ovary. Pain has come back now strong as ever. They told me if it came back to go to the hospital but what can they do about this??. Should I go back or should I wait it out, seems a bit of a small issue to go to the ER about??, but I have strong pain??. What happens if the Cysts burst??.
    Thanks i cannot get to see my Dr for a week and wondered if going to the ER was a bit silly but this is BAD pain and they only think its the cyst causing this – who knows??. I’ll see how I am by the end of tofay and if not go down there.

    • ANSWER:
      i had the SAME exact problem a few years ago. for 4 months straight i had SEVERE stomach problems, but it came once a month and each i HAD to go to the ER. at first the doctors couldnt figure out what it was…but they finally discovered i had a cyst. i went to gyno…and she put me on birth control. and ever since ive been on the medicine, i havent had a problem. so you may want to see your gyno and tell her whats going on.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can doing yoga with an ovarian cyst cause it to rupture?
    I have a cyst on my left ovary, and I just started to do yoga (only did it two days) and the 3rd day I started spotting. I don’t know if its because of the cyst and maybe doing yoga is putting pressure on it? I’m afraid to go back because I don’t want it to cause a problem, because if it bursts it is going to be painful!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    I’m having abnormal bleeding? help?
    i have the mirena IUD, stopped getting my period as of July 2010. In the middle of October i had a ovarian cyst burst, causing to me to bleed every other day for two weeks. Then it stopped and now im bleeding every few days with some pea sized clotting (dark red to bright red coloring) along with some cramping. Should i ignore this or call my obgyn to make an appt on monday? Its just really annoying to me….any ideas what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    I have an IUD, and I haven’t had a period since April of this year, but now Im spotting?
    I had my IUD (Mirena) inserted in December of 08…I had periods up until late March/early April. Now Im spotting…this is the second day of this. I also experienced some cramp like pains in the past week…could this be a small period?

    I’m only concerned because I have read that IUD’s can increase chances of having ovarian cysts and tubal pregnancies.

    I’ve taken pregnancy tests and they all come up negative, so Im concerned with Ovarian cysts bursting causing the pains that I have felt and Im wondering if they are just menstrual cramps.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the first step in dismantling an IED is to…oh…wait…you said and IUD. Sorry, my bad. One of my Iraq flashbacks.

  26. QUESTION:
    Help, I have 2 ovarian cysts. It hurts. What do I do?
    I have had ALL the symtoms for some time now. But some of them for years!! i just had an ultrasound on monday. i was told each ovary has a cyst. One is 2.0 cm, one is 1.8 cm. 2 months ago I had EXTREME pain. So my Dr says, it may have burst back then. The thing is, today, right now, it hurts, Always on my left side (which has the smaller cyst). It’s a sharp throbbing sometimes piercing pain. Theres always a dull ache there, but today its hurting all over again. My lower back is killing me. Do I call my Dr for pain meds? (nothing over the counter works). Doc said will repaet ultrasound in 2 months to see if theyre getting smaller or bigger. Am I going to hurt until then? Do I continue my normal activities? Why do I have these? Im 33, tubes tied, had 4 children. How long can you have cysts? Cause some of those symptoms Ive had for about 3 years. The peeing all night, lower back pain, and sharp pain in abdomin is new symptoms. What do I do now? Suffer till I get them rechecked?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have 2 cyst’s, one on my left ovary is 4 1/2 centimeters and one in my uterus which is 2 centimeters. The Dr. said they were nothing to worry about although I have the same pain as you do. Nothing relieves the pain. I have to “relieve” my self often as it causes even more pain if I do not. I just recently moved and my husbands job is just getting started and there isn’t enough money to have them removed. I was placed on primary care here in Johnson City, Tn., but they’ve not been much help. So for now I’m in limbo. The problem with letting them go is that they can grow. 10 yrs ago I had one grow on my left ovary, It totally engulfed it and began “torching” (twisting). It killed my ovary and part of the tube as well. VERY pain full. It was removed after the birth of my daughter. It was 8 1/2 centimeters. The reason I’m telling you this is to let you know they do grow and waiting can sometimes be a mistake. Sometimes they burst and go away and sometimes they don’t. Be careful, if you can get them removed.
      Although, exercise is good for you, I have even had to reduce that as the pain gets worse when I do excesses. As you already know they can be there for years. As far as your routine If you can go on with them, don’t succumb to the pain and let it run your life. I will pray for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    I Need to Know About Ovarian Cysts?
    So, I’ll start from the beginning…I’m 23 years old and I have a daughter who was born on Sept. 21, 2008. She’ll be 11 months old tomorrow. After I had her and I started having my periods again, they were (and have been) regular. Although, the cramps are 10 times worse than they were before I got pregnant. I’ve also been having really bad hot flashes and like cold sweats.
    About a week ago, I started having a sharp pain on the lower left part of my abdomen. I mostly felt it when I moved around. Saturday night, the pain got worse but I didn’t have anyone to drive me to the ER until Sunday. On Sunday, the pain had kind of eased up, but was still there. So, I had my mother take me to the ER. First, they took a urine sample and blood. Both of those came back normal. Then the doctor had them do a CT. While waiting on the results for that to come back, he done a pelvic exam on me (which hurt REALLY bad). He told me while doing the exam, that he thought it was either my appendixs or something to do with my ovaries. After the results came back from the CT, the doctor told me that it showed about a 2 inch cyst on the left part of my ovaries. He said that was where the pain was coming from and I needed to call and make an appointment with my ob/gyn (which is who delivered my daughter). So, I called them Monday and he’s on vacation this week. I couldn’t get an appointment until the 28th.
    I’m sorry this is so long, but from what I’ve read online, they’re many different types of ovarian cysts. I’m not sure which type I have…So, my question is: If an ovarian cyst (any type) were to rupture or burst, would it cause the pain to worsen? And would their be any other symptoms, other than pain, if this happens?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had and still do have an ovarian cyst, although on the right ovary. If there is any way that you could see an OB/GYN that is working in place of or with your doctor, you should see them, before the 28th. Ovarian cysts can burst and when they do they cause excruciating pain and cause other health problem such as infection and destruction of some internal linings and ovums (eggs to make unborn children). My doctor told me that at four centimeters, doctors begin to take measure to remove them or reduce them in size. A lot of times, if you are not taking it already, he or she will prescribe birth control medicines. I encourage you to seek further medical attention before the 28th.

  28. QUESTION:
    diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, fallopian tube fluid blocked, and uterine infection… any disease related?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroenterologist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!
    Other Info: Married in devoted relationship for 6 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the ER doctor told you diverticulitis and not endometriosis? You have the classic symptoms of endometriosis which is abdominal pain any where in the abdomen that occurs at any time during the menstrual cycle. Further investigation shows that endometriosis can cause blocked fallopian tubes as well as pelvic inflammatory disease. So it could be that both physicians are both correct, at least partially anyway. The sites below may be helpful. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    should I go to ER, ovarian cyst causing pain, pls help!?
    I was diagnosed a month ago with a 3cm ovarian cyst, right side. For 2 yrs prior my period was totally screwed up. And I was spotting for an entire year with no real period. Gyno put me on meds to start my period and said we would try treating it with bc. I’m 3 weeks into my first pack and I hurt more and more each day.
    gyno put me on 800mg ibuprofen, which did absolutelt nothing, and upped it to naproxen and darvocet. About 2 weeks ago I ran out of meds and asked for a refill on darvocet. I was taking it as prescribed at 1 every 4 to 6 hrs and was still in pain. The head nurse told me 30 pills should last 30 days. When I pointed out this was one a day she said “well if it’s something that bad then you should fix the problem instead of covering it up.” wtf does that mean? I was also taking a moderate pain killer and was still in pain. If it hurts that badly should I go to the ER?
    now I’ve been spotting consistently for a week. I called gyno thur and I have an apt mon. But I’m in a LOT of pain and I feel like she isn’t giving me the help I need. Should I wait til mon? I have no insurance and have to pay all out of pocket.
    I’ve also had a slight fever the past few days that won’t break and I feel kinda sickish but no other symptoms of illness. Could my cyst have burst?
    I work 7 days a week at 2 very physical jobs and can’t afford to take time off. In fact I have to be at work setting up 600 chairs in 3 hrs. I have no more pain meds and it huuurrrrts! And I’m just laying in bed!
    what should I do? ER or wait?

    • ANSWER:
      If your cyst burst you would definitely know! I didn’t even know I had ovarian cysts and one day while eating dinner within 2 seconds I was grabbing my stomach and lying on the ground in pain, unable to walk get up or speak. I had no idea what happened! After about 20 minutes of lying on the ground I finally made it to a phone to be taken to the ER, which I found out I had a cyst that burst. If you don’t have insurance I would wait until your appointment unless your temperature reaches 102 or above. Best of luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Prevent ovarian cysts?
    I’m seventeen and I keep getting ovarian cysts. They’re there for about a week, then they burst. This happens at least once a month, sometimes two or three times. It hurts so bad, sometimes I get a fever and it always makes me sick. I have a doctor’s appointment, but not until January 8th. So, I’m wanting some answers now. Answers for questions such as: What causes this? and What kinds of treatments are there?

    I’ve looked up some treatments, but it never gave much information. The only thing I could find is birth control, which doesn’t do me any good. I’m already on birth control and it doesn’t seem to be helping the cysts at all.
    I’ve been to the ER with this twice, that’s how I know it’s cysts. The doctor told me to come in if I have another one burst, which I did just two days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      As another poster recommended, this is definitely a situation for a physician to diagnose, evaluate, and treat. Fortunately you have an appointment.

      There are sites that recommend nutrition and supplements to “balance” your hormones and help prevent cysts, but at the age of 48 I spent over 30 years suffering from ovarian cysts and didn’t find nutrition or supplements to be helpful. Mine would twist and burst, causing sickening pain and infection and I would end up hospitalized on IV antibiotics. The only “cure” for mine was menopause, but I still continue to have occasional cystlike discomfort.

      Just in case you’re curious about what others have to say about hormones and nutrition, try this site http://www.marilynglenville.com/general/cysts.htm.

      Birth control prevents follicle maturation (ovulation), so it also helps prevent cysts from developing. There are many different types of ovarian cysts http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/ovarian-cysts.html#sec4, your physician will need to determine what type you have before proceeding.

      Please be sure to keep a “symptom calendar” in which you write down which symptoms you experience on which day. This will help your physician diagnose you.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Ovarian Cysts??
    I went to the ER twice month and a half ago. With Horrible pain in my right pelvic area along with that came terrible nausea. Both times they told me that I had a cyst that had burst on my right ovary. It was still hurting 2 weeks later so I went back to the dr, didn’t check me or anything. Just read my reports from the ER and said this kind of stuff isn’t uncommon, it can take up to 4 weeks to go away. She did what the other 2 dr did sent me home w/ pain killers and pills for nausea. Well here I am still in pain…it has actually gotten worse. The difference is it is not constant. But when it comes it is horrible!! I can’t have sex, sitting for too long hurts, and I am throwing up at least every other night. I have a pain in my back (feels like kidney, but I am no dr so I dunno) Trying to poop is horrible just cause it hurts to push!! Any dr or RN out there have any recommendations….is it something I just have to deal w/. Or do my drs have their head in their butts!!?
    I do know that the cyst was only 2cm by 1 cm at the first ER visit. They say it isn’t large enough to worry about, also I had a few little ones around it.
    I have mentioned endometriosis, cause my mother had it (I get everything from her) They say it can’t be that (why I don’t know) I am on birth control.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing

  32. QUESTION:
    im 13 and I have questions about my ovarian cysts!!!?
    Okay so like in february I got taken 2 the hospital cause I couldn’t walk and we thought that my appendix burst but it turned out I had 2 ovarian cysts!!! So after 7 hours in the ER they told me if I have more pain take motrin and u need 2 go see ur doctor. So the next day I saw my doctor and she didn’t do anything at all she said just come back in 6 months to check up on them so that didn’t help me at all! So every time I get my period my cysts hurt like crazy!!! Sometimes I even have 2 miss school. I take motrin if they hurt but motrin doesn’t do that much 4 me either. So I was wondering like how long will they last??? Do they hurt when they burst and can u still function if they burst just in case mine burst at school???? And when they burst will anything like come out of me like liquid or blood or anything??? Have u tried Anything that takes the pain an really good??? And im just really worried if they burst at school so can u tell me ur experiences and just tell me what will happen and what I should do if they do burst. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      When I was 14 my doctor found 2 cysts on my ovaries. They put me on birth control, which really helped with the pain. They do an ultrasound once a year to make sure things are ok. When they “burst” it is like being on your period. You will cramp and have bleeding, but I believe mine burst while I was on my period since I did not have those symptoms except while on my period. When I went back for my ultrasound, they weren’t there. I do have more now, it’s normal that you will have them. Your doctor should require ultrasounds at least once a year to keep an eye on them, because if they get too big they can become a problem/cause infertility. Ask your doctor about birth control, and tell her how bad the symptoms are. Until then, take midol or any pain reliever and use a heating pad for the cramps. Best wishes.

  33. QUESTION:
    Heres a question for any girls (poss boys) do any of you know anything about pollycystic ovarian syndrome?
    i have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and was wondering if anyone had any infomation or personal experiances of of the illness. can the cysts burst? what are the common causes? what problems can the illness cause a person? any usefull sites that people may know of?

    • ANSWER:
      i found out i had pcos last year it’s quite common, though a lot of people don’t know they have it. I know if your a little overweight and you lose the weight they can dissapear on their own i’m busy dieting my way to check this 1 lol . Mine effect my fertility as i do not ovulate regularly but this was sorted out with clomid. didn’t get preg but my partner has lsc so theres another story. this website is quite useful. xxx

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/womenshealth/facts/pcos.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    will i have any more pain again?
    i have been to the hospital 4 times with very bad stomach pain. and the last time i went they said that it was my ovarian cyst. and that it had burst. so now i am wondering am i gonna get any more pain? or is the pain all gone cause it burst? and my biggest fear is that i am not gonna be able to get pregnant cause of the ovarian cyst that burst. and they give me some pills to take for pain. after i eat i takea pill so i wont have pain and so far its been workin cause i havent been having pain and i hope it wont start ever again. but do you think the pain will come back or is it all gone cause it already burst.
    someone please answer m questions. let me know if any women have ever had this. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You won’t have pain from that cyst as it ruptured but you may get other cyst. I had them and now my daughter has them. It seems to be fairly common and is very painful. It did not stop me getting pregnant and having children though. My daughter has a child also. For both of us the issues got worse after having babies though.
      You need to make sure you see your GYN every year so they can watch for cysts. I’m not sure why the cysts occur. I had other problem like endrometrious and my daughter has PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) That may not be the exact definition but close. So again I would make sure you see a doctor if you have another cyst.

  35. QUESTION:
    Late period: Ovarian cyst or pregnant?
    So my period is more than a month late and I am freaking out. I had sex a few times around the time I was supposed to get my period so now I’m not sure if I’m pregnant. I read somewhere that ovarian cysts can cause a late period and I have had ovarian cysts in the past( one time one had burst and it was the worst pain I have ever experienced). Some of the symptoms I have now are similar to the ones I’ve experienced back then, but they also mirror pregnancy symptoms. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all came back negative, but I read that sometimes there’s not enough hormone for the test to detect causing a false negative. I can’t go to the doctor right now so I was just wanting to get some opinions from people in similar situations to see what the outcome was for them. Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you will know for sure which it is is to go to either a doctor or a women’s health clinic.

  36. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst 4.8 x 3.6 cm, should I worry?
    have been dealing with simple ovarian cysts my entire life (that cause me a lot of pain). I am probably in the ER every 3-4 months with excrutiating abdominal pain (usually the right side). When I go in, they say “it’s probably just a cyst that burst” and send me home. I recently found a doctor that has me do an U/S every 6 months. This last U/S showed a 4.8cm complex cyst which was not there 3 months ago (this is all the paperwork said). The recommendation from whoever read the U/S is that I get another one done in 6 weeks. My doctor seems worried because I was just in the ER 2 weeks ago with unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, diareah, no appetite, frequent urination (they ruled out that it was my appendix
    Appendectomy
    and sent me home). I’m waiting for my doctor to send an “urgent” referral to a gyn because she thinks I should have it removed due to all the pain and symptoms.
    I still haven’t gotten a call for my referral and am getting nervous thinking about it. My mom had these exact problems when she was younger and had to have a full hystorectomy at a very young age

    • ANSWER:
      Your case sounds typical of complex ovarian cysts. Women who get these sort of cysts once usually are bothered with them again and again. Doctors are very slow to treat at all, despite the pain, and when they do their only options are birth control pills, or surgery. Even with these, the cysts do often just come back again – because they do not treat the underlying cause.

      Have you considered the natural approach? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

      If you’re interested in getting more information, there’s a good site below.

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    Another bfn this month. There is always next month right?
    No rude comments are necessary. Thank you. I have severe endometriosis. My doctor put me on 50 mg of clomid days 5-9. I had my progesterone level tested on day 21. It showed I did ovulate. Me and hubby had intercourse each day I was ovulating. TMI. Anyways, I went into the ER in pain today. I had some extra large cysts that burst. My hcg was negative, so I am not pregnant. That can tell you if you have concieved even within the last 36 hours the doctor said. So, period is due on Wednesday. Then I think my Doctor is going to up my clomid ammount he said. Clomid is supose to cause ovarian cysts they are the follicles that turn into the eggs the Doctor said. So, since I still have some cysts on my ovaries, and I already ovulated is there no way possible I can not get pregnant this month since I already ovulated. I forgot to ask the Doctor this. Just wondering… Because he said those are eggs and if they dont fertilize they burst and gradually disappear. However, they can live up to 12 weeks. I am a bit confused. I am going to take it easy, this ttc is starting to get to me. Baby dust to me and everyone ttc. I hope for a sticky bean soon, same for you all.

    • ANSWER:
      no, you’re not going to ovulate again this month:(

      maybe he meant they can live up to 12 weeks on your ovaries as a cyst

      bc you were on clomid, which can make several eggs ready at once, you ovulated and then other eggs stayed on your ovary and made cysts

      keeping trying… even with clomid you still only have 15 to 25% chance each month

  38. QUESTION:
    if you have corpus luteum ovarian cysts…?
    im 22 and had a pelvic sonogram that found little corpus luteum cysts filled with blood. the dr. thought it could be endometriosis but when he sent me back 3 months later the cyst they were watching shrunk and he said if its endomet.most of the time it will grow.

    i had a bad reaction to birth control pills and now during ovulation and my period sometimes im in severe pain.My questions:

    1. do you have more than 1 corpus luteum cyst? are they full of blood? are these cysts normal to have?

    2. do they cause you pain during the month especially during your period?

    3. if they are tiny and burst do i have to go to a hospital?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your ovary has twisted (with a popped ovarian cyst)?
    I know that sometimes if an ovarian cyst pops, it can twist your ovary, which is really bad. I also know it causes extreme amounts of pain. I was just wondering: does the pain only lasts a few minutes then goes away, or is it a continuous pain? I had an extreme amount of pain where my cyst is, but after about 5 minutes, it went away…it might have just burst, but I’m not too sure. Does anyone think my ovary has actually twisted? Or did my cyst just burst?

    • ANSWER:
      it could just be twisting further if the pain went away some. If your cyst popped, you would be in a lot of consistent, long lasting pain, that would make sitting up very very uncomfortable. Make sure they do laprascopic surgery on it before it gets too big…mine got to be 6 pounds & I have an 11 inch ugly scar from it! =(

  40. QUESTION:
    I can’t afford my medicine…what are some options?
    Hey I’m a 19 year old college student, I’m on my schools insurance and they don’t cover much of the cost of my medicine. I’m on ovcon 50 and I have to be on it because its a stronger birth control that stops my ovarian cysts from bursting and causing extreme pain and even infection. I use to get samples from the doctor but they arn’t getting any for a long time. So now I don’t know what to do, there isn’t any generic like it either I tried that as well…Please help
    c k….
    I work two jobs when I’m away at school and two other jobs when I’m home on break or for the summer…so thanks for that useless comment.

    • ANSWER:
      you can either get the generic brand, which is ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone, or can ask the pharmacutical companies that make ovcon 50, which are Bristol-Myers Squibb, Physicians Total Care, Warner Chilcott Laboratories, to see if they can help you with getting the prescription.

      or

      you can see if any of the prescription assistance programs can help you. here are some of their websites:

      http://www.pparx.org/

      http://www.freemedicineprogram.org/

      http://www.rxassist.org/

      there are more websites, but I’ll be here forever, so here are the other websites:

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&q=free+prescription+drug+programs&aq=2&oq=free+prescr&aqi=g10

  41. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst trouble….???? They wont go away!!!!!!!?
    OKAY….Basically from the minute I started menstruation I have been burdened with ovarian cysts……
    When I was 14 I was rushed to hospital with extreme stomach pains…They was convinced I was pregnant…even though it was not possible…and had me take several tests before they was convinced….then they felt my stomach externally…and my lady bits internally (baring in mind, i was in agony whilst they did all this!)…before they finally decided to do a scan to see what was wrong….
    They found a massive 18cmx18cm cyst on my left ovary! It was removed immediately and I was told to come back if I had any more pain in the next few months….
    Well…I did have pain, but was so traumatized from my last visit that I just left it and put it down to the healing process…
    Anyway, to cut the long story short..I have had 3 cysts since then..all on the same bloody ovary….When I get scanned the nurses say ‘oh. it’ll probably go away on it’s own cuz that’s what they do’…well….no…not really….they have only ever ‘gone away’ when they have got so large that they burst inside me causing me to lie down unable to move much, in crippling agony…dropping painkillers like there’s no tomorrow and simply riding it out….They burst when I’m on my period…must aggravate them or something…My worry is…if they can grow as large as 18cm inside me..at that size, if it was to burst, i could die….but the hospital just doesn’t care! Why wont they monitor me with scans and remove them when necessary…Is it going to take my ovary rupturing or me almost dying for them to realize I need more help?!
    Does anyone else suffer with this…..?
    Ideally I need something that would prevent them from occurring all together, rather than just relying on the nhs to save my ***.
    Any ideas on keeping cysts at bay??? Or know how I can make the nhs listen????
    Thanks xxx

    * 30 minutes ago
    * – 4 days left to answer.

    Additional Details
    Birth control caused me way to many other problems….in fact…the homone inbalance they cause actually made them worse so im not on them any more.
    I cant have my ovary removed as I have a double womb (2 wombs half the size of normal womb each) and an ovary for each womb….I cant carry to full term and will need a c-section just to have a baby. Losing one ovary is like losing one of my half-size wombs and could prove detramental to me having chilren….if i get cysts on the other ovary after the left one is removed…where does that leave me?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to contact your GP and explain what is going on and get them to agree with you.

      These cysts bursting inside of you can cause you damage and as you know extreme pain. They could remove one of the ovaries, which is not the ideal situation. I assume that they are thinking that you get these that regularly then you will need numerous operations which obviously wouldnt be good for you.

      Unfortunately, you cant do anything to prevent them they just happen.

  42. QUESTION:
    When should I do a pregnancy test? I am not sure when the first day of my last period was due to these events.?
    I just had two ovarian cysts that burst. Both of them caused me to have some vaginal bleeding the first one had me bleeding for about 10 days. The second one burst only about a week later the bleeding lasted for around 7 days. A week later I was bleeding again, I was thinking that it was time for my normal period at first but I stopped bleeding three days later and normally my periods last for 6-8 days. The fact that I only bled for 3 days makes me suspect that it may have been implantation bleeding that can happen when a fetus attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. I cannot be sure when my last period started. My ? now is when would be the best time to test since i know when implantation probably happened, but do not know when the first day of my missed period would be because of these circumstances. Is there anyone out there that can answer this? I really need to know how long after implantation is there enough of the hormones that are detected by the pregnancy tests to give a true reading if implantation has truly been the cause of this bleeding. I had implantation bleeding with my son but I mistook it for an actual period so I was several weeks along almost two months I think before I even tested for pregnancy with him. Is anyone out there that can answer this without guessing? I really need to know for sure I do not want to try too early. I would of course like to know as soon as it is really possible to know for sure. Please if you can give me a positively qualified answer with a reliable source of info. I would be forever grateful. This one is puzzling me to no end! Thanks so much!
    NOW to be really clear I do not know when I may have actually ovulated because I was bleeding from the cysts that burst. I am sure that I had my period approx. 10 days before the first cyst burst. I knew the 2 cysts were there because i had an ultrasound done to find out why I was having pelvic pain before this occured . I start bleeding before my period should arrive. I go to the dr to find out why. It was a burst cyst I bled for ten days. I was having sex during the week after I stopped bleeding. Ok after thinking this through I finally figured out when I probably ovulated. it was during the week that I was not bleeding. OMG! I just answered my own question! If my calculations are correct I can now take the test and get the correct result.(I really think I already know what the result is going to be).More than likely is positive. Wow hey I need to thank you Pickles your answer was a real help! You got me really thinking about this and helped me come to a conclusion.Fabulous answe

    • ANSWER:
      If what you had really was implantation bleeding then it can be as little as 3 or 4 days later that a pregnancy test would detect hcg. Especially if you test first thing in the morning when your urine is at it’s strongest. However host test are little more than 50% accurate that early on. For the best results you should be 5 or 6 days after the bleeding (14 days after sex).

      To make it clearer to judge for yourself, conception is most likely if you’ve had sex a maximum of 3 days prior to ovulation. Then the fertilised egg takes between 6 and 10 days to arrive in the uterus and begin to implant. It usually happens on day 8. Earlier is good. Later is not so good and has a higher risk of miscarriage as the corpus luteum would begin to break down and hormone levels change preparing for a period before hcg has built up enough to stop it.

      The bleeding however is usually so slight it is hardly noticeable and shouldn’t last long. Some women may have more blood loss but this is usually due to the changes in hormone levels rather than implantation.

  43. QUESTION:
    Female Health Issues: 26 yy with these problems?…?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroentroligist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m just going to be honest with you… no one on Y!A can accurately answer your question. If you have any second guesses about a doctors diagnosis, go get a second and third opinion.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why can’t the doctor figure out my stomach issues?
    I’ve been having stomach issues for more than a year and have been seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. I’m 21 and pretty soft-spoken and I really don’t think my doctor is taking me seriously.

    I constantly have diarrhea and constipation, yes at the same time during the same bowel movement. It starts off as really hard and difficult to push out and gradually turns to water before I’m done. I also bloat severely. No food causes this. It happens even when I drink a bottle of water. You can visibly see my stomach expand as I drink the water. My waistline expands from 26 inches to 29 inches in one day. When I wake up in the morning my stomach is back to normal again, at least until I have breakfast.

    I’ve been tested for Lactose Intolerance and Celiac disease and I don’t have either of these. Each time my doctor was “sure” that was what my problem was. Now he’s telling me that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and began treating me with Metamucil.

    After taking the Metamucil, I would wake up in the middle of the night with stabbing abdominal pain and not be able to go back asleep until chugging a bunch of Pepto Bismol. I once had a ovarian cyst burst and the pain was EXACTLY like that except in my stomach. And that cyst took me to the emergency room. That’s how much it hurt. So I stopped taking the Metamucil and my pain is back to being its “normal pain.”

    Then I had bloody diarrhea and I read that if you have that you should “seek emergency medical attention”, so I did and they called my doctor and set me up with another regular appointment. I am going through a lot of freaking pain and nothing is being done about it. I don’t know what to do because I can’t change doctors (seeing a military doctor). I’ve asked him to do an endoscopy or colonoscopy to just SEE what the problem is but he simply won’t do it because “I’m so young” and those procedures are “invasive.” Right now I don’t give a crap, I just want the pain to end. I don’t know what to do.
    Well the Metamucil was treatment for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome…that’s the fiber supplement.

    The problem with drinking LOTS and lots of water is that my stomach bloats so severely and it gets so tight that I physically cannot drink more until the bloating goes down or I feel like throwing up. And the bloating takes forever to go down. I have to drink everything very slowly over long periods of time, and I usually end up not getting enough water.

    I know it’s hard to believe but it’s like my stomach multiplies the water I drink each time I swallow. I drink a bottle and it feels like I’m about to explode.

    • ANSWER:
      It is so frustrating when you go to someone to solve a problem who is certified to solve the problem and fails to do so. You’ve gotta find a way to demand action from them. Bring someone with you who has the guts to stand up to the doctor or who can support you as you do. Bring a list of questions or whatnot that you need to talk to the doctor about.

      Clearly I don’t know what the problem is, but that sounds utterly unbearable. Call some numbers and see if you can’t find a specialist.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to naturally get rid of a cyst while pregnant?
    I’m almost 6 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, is there any way I can naturally get rid of it? I’m in a lot of pain & I’m very worried it will burst and cause a miscarriage. My hubby & I have been trying for a couple years to get pregnant again & it seems like hope is gone. The ER doctor told me it isn’t looking good at the moment, but I have to go back for more testing.

    • ANSWER:
      it will naturally go away on its own! no need for medications. i had a cyst witht this pregnancy and it went away on its own i was 4 weeks when i got one by 5 weeks it went aweay and it was big! my sister allso had 2 verry big ones and went away on there own

  46. QUESTION:
    Applicable for medicinal marijuana?
    I live in Michigan where medicinal marijuana has just recently became legal. I have ovarian cysts that burst and regrow every month causing me to be miserably sick because of the toxins they release. The only cure to the type of cycts I have is pain killers and birth control. I’m not about to get addicted to pain killers, and I can’t ever have birth control in my life because my father died from a blood clot along with a few other immediate family members. So not a doctor wants to prescribe that to me. So i’m an avid smoker as is and the only thing that ever helps with the sickness and pain is smoking. So I was thinking about talking to my doctor about this. But I don’t know if that is a legitimate reson even though this problem is so debilitating. Do you think I should even bother approaching my doctor about this? Oh and please refrain yourselfs from posting idiotic comments about marijuana I won’t care about anyways, you’re only wasting your time. But if you can’t help it go ahead and humor me.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently I think 250 ailments that cannabis is useful for and pain and nausea are definately on the list. Most family practice physicians are hesitant to write recommendations for marijuana, even though they are allowed to. You will need to find a medical marijuana doctor. You can visit www.canorml.org for a list of prescribing doctors in your area.(this is the California NORML. From here you will be able to find the NORML for Michigan.) You will need to bring documented proof of your ailment. Without your medical records, you may be turned away. Good luck. I hope this helps you.

  47. QUESTION:
    At 3 weeks could the hospital tell if you were pregnant if you got blood tests,a urine test and an ultrasound?
    I went to the hospital exactly 2 weeks ago because I had severe abdominal pain. I got an ultrasound,urine sample and blood tests taken. It turned out that I had 6 ovarian cysts and 2 of them burst,causing me that harsh pain.

    My last period was July 10th,and i am now 5 days late.
    If I were pregnant it would be my 5th week.
    Do you think at 3 weeks the doctors could have recognized any sign that i could have been pregnant? Especially since they gave me virtually every test possible?
    I was heavily sedated while getting the ultrasound, all i can remember is the women asking me if i was sexually active,which i of course said “yes”. After that i don’t know what happened. Or if she used that information to see if pregnancy was a possibility.

    • ANSWER:
      They would have been able to tell without a doubt whenever you go in for stomach problems and tell them yo are sexually active they will give you a pregnancy test.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst, Cystitis Again and No Help from my Doctor!?
    I have a long history of suffering from cystitis and more recently have been diagnosed with PCOS and two years I had a ruptured cyst that burst inside me, putting me in hospital for a week and caused me to have PID. I am in daily pelvic pain, either cramps or stabbing pains. I am always bloated, my face is hairy and I have acne all over my chin. Sex is a no no as its hurts too much afterwards. I am so unhappy and sick of complaining to my dr, family and friends but i just am at my wits end! Any similar stories or glimmers of hope appreciated!x

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem. They put me on birth control, it helped with a lot of the symptoms. I am also on Detrol to help with the vaginal pain, and it makes sex tolerable, though I still have days of discomfort. You need to see a specialist, not just a regular doctor, but an actual specialist. The PCOS and cysts should be handled by a gynocologist and not by your primary care doctor. Your gynocologist can then send you to a gastroenterologist if necessary to ensure that the stomach pain is brought under control. You do not have to live in pain!

  49. QUESTION:
    can someone help me figure out what my symptoms are?
    ok im like 8 days away from getting me period and im having dizzy spells and a slight fever that comes and goes and im having a bit of pain in my ovaries but last month i was diganosed with ovarian cyst that had burst and caused fluid to fill my abdomen, can anyone tell me whay could be wrong?
    im not on birth control and i never have been. and the doctor gave me a prescription for t3′s
    my sister also just found out that she is anemic and i have cold skin and i tire easy. the cyst was diagnosed via ultra sound while i was in the hospital

    • ANSWER:
      Hi – either ring your doctors surgery for an appointment today, or call NHS direct on 08454647 to speak to a nurse – they’re really friendly, and have lots of time to talk you through all your worries and will tell you what might be going on and what you should do.
      Good luck and feel better soon.
      Peace x

  50. QUESTION:
    If you have an ovarian cyst, how do you know when what’s hurting is the cyst and not something else?
    Usually when I feel the whole ‘OW! My freakin’ cyst is bursting!’ pain, it’s on my lower right side. But sometimes I also hurt on my lower left side. I also have celiac disease, so maybe the lower right side was the ‘OW! Gluten stinks!’ pain (before I was diagnosed) and maybe the left was the cyst? I can’t really remember if I’ve ever felt the cyst bursting on my left/right side exclusively (b/c obviously I was in so much pain that all I could think was ‘will someone PLEASE take me to the ER so I can get some morphine or something in me?!?’, so I’m not entirely sure that the cyst pain has usually/always been on my right–I’m pretty sure it has, but not positive). Recently I’ve been feeling something (not super hurting though, just mild ouch!-ness) on my lower left side that the only thing that I can think of it coming from is from my cyst (since I haven’t had gluten in FOREVER there’s no way that it could be that because it usually happens at random times NOT associated with my eating habits, so even if I was accidentally eating gluten, it still couldn’t be caused from celiac disease).

    Any ideas? Are there ovaries on both lower sides (i.e. left and right) that would explain part of the whole: extreme pain generally on right and lesser extreme (and sometimes extreme) on left? Because the near-constant ‘ouch! gluten!’ pain before I was diagnosed was always on my right….. bleh! I don’t know.
    Sidenote: I do have an ovarian cyst. It’s about an inch big in diameter. I was just wondering if I should go get this checked out, because it feels like ovary pain, but it’s not on the side that it usually is.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      Sorry to hear about your pain!

      Have you been diagnosed with the ovarian cyst? The pain really could be the cysts as you may have more than one or it could also be something else, sounds to me more like endometriosis.

      Check out the symptoms of ovarian cysts, endometriosis and fibroids and visit your doctor to get diagnosed – it is always better to know what is going on, no matter what you decide to do with it.

      Hope your pain goes away soon.

      Clare


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts During Menopause

Many women do not know they have a cyst on their ovary until they are told by their doctor as there is often little, if any discomfort. There are times, however, when pain from ovarian cyst can alert you to the existence of the cyst. There are many different types of ovarian cysts and some types tend to cause more discomfort than others.

A functional ovarian cyst is a cyst that occurs during the normal processes that occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Occasionally, the follicle that produces the egg each month does not form properly. It seals itself off, fluid is trapped inside and a cyst is formed. Often a functional cyst will dissolve on its own but if it does not it can cause disruptions to the menstrual cycle and painful symptoms.

Pain from ovarian cyst frequently occurs immediately prior to the onset of each monthly period or just after it ends. It is usually a dull ache in the pelvic area and may radiate down one leg or into the buttocks region. Pelvic pain may also be experienced during sexual intercourse if an ovarian cyst is present.

Many women complain of a pressure or fullness in the abdomen and pain or pressure with bowel movements or urination. Others experience breast tenderness and nausea similar to what is experienced during pregnancy. A milky vaginal discharge may also signal the presence of a functional ovarian cyst.

The pain from ovarian cyst of the complex variety can be more severe. A Cystadenoma is a type of cyst that develops on the surface of the ovary. Although they are usually benign they can grow very large and then their presence is felt. It places pressure on the organs in the abdominal area and can cause pain. If such a cyst becomes twisted, as they sometimes can, it will cause extreme pain. It may also rupture and bleeding in the abdomen is not only painful but requires medical attention. A Dermoid cyst, another type of complex ovarian cyst can also rupture with similar results.

Very often the pain from ovarian cyst is slight and often mistaken for other conditions. Pelvic pain before a period is not an uncommon occurrence for many women even under perfectly normal conditions. More severe abdominal pressure and pain is thought to be caused by something going on in the digestive track.

Quite often a functional cyst will resolve itself and many go completely unnoticed. If a function cyst is found by your doctor and if it is not bothersome, most doctors will recommend taking a wait and see approach. Combining this with holistic methods can be extremely beneficial to not only eliminate the pain that you may be experiencing, but to also get rid of the cyst naturally.

A healthy diet, exercise and weight control are all helpful for preventing and curing ovarian cysts. Keeping the body’s immune system strong will help it heal itself from any abnormalities. Chronic stress can be a factor in the development of cysts as well. Making every effort to control the amount of stress in your life is very beneficial to your long term health.

Herbs and supplements are used to increase immunity and build the body’s natural defenses for both eliminating and preventing both the cyst and the pain from ovarian cyst.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  2. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

    ——–
    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  3. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do I have menopause at sixteen?
    I’m a sixteen year old girl, and I’m getting symptoms of menopause.

    For eight months now, I haven’t had a period or even spotting, and for no apparent cause.
    I’m also getting several other symptoms of menopause, such as several random dark hairs on my cheeks/chin, hot flashes and even clamminess on occasion.

    I’m suspecting it might be a cyst, as my aunt had once had an ovarian cyst that had turned cancerous and eventually caused sterility at the age of 19. Still, I’m unsure if a cyst would be the problem. Before this year, I rarely had any problems with my cycle other than occasional pain AFTER a period, not before or during. Could this have anything to do with it?

    I am going to see a OBGYN for the first time in September, so that will probably give me a definite answer.

    Still, do you think menopause at 16 is possible?
    If so, why, and is there a name for what I’m going through?
    @redtiger: No, I’m not generally stressed, and I very rarely exercise, to be truthful. I don’t diet, and I am barely overweight though definitely not obese or even unhealthy. I doubt any of those factors are causing it, so I’m pretty clueless. :[

    • ANSWER:
      You might have premature ovarian failure or maybe polycystic ovary syndrome. It sounds like a hormonal inbalance. I had an ovarian cyst and it caused pain, disruption to periods and I felt generally unwell.

  5. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  6. QUESTION:
    Early periods but only after being intimate?
    I am 38 and all of my life I have had regular periods until my now Fiance and I started having intimate relations. Since July, I have only had one normal period during a month that we had been together. The only other normal cycle that I had was a month that we opted not to be intimate due to tests that I was having done to see if the doctors could find a problem. I have been tested for pregnancy, STD’s, Infections, Cancer, blood levels. I have had a vaginal ultrasound that discovered an Ovarian cyst ( not the cause according to my doctor ) I have also had an Endometrial Biopsy that came back normal.Family that I ask thinks it could be Pre menopause, but why does this only happen when my Fiance and I are intimate. We were in a long distance relationship that pretty much prevented us from being together more often than once a month. He has recently moved in with me ( as of this past Saturday ) we have been intimate on at least 3 occasions since then and my period is 11 days early. I am at my wits end. Does anyone have any suggestions or hopefully an answer? Also my Fiance is a 5 year Stage 4 Testicular Cancer Survivor as of May. He went through Surgery, Chemo and everything but hasn’t had any related treatments in 5 years. He does have a VERY low testosterone level but I wouldn’t think that would have anything to do with it but who knows at this point.

    Thank you to everyone that reads this and offers any kind of help.
    I do mark on my calendar everything that you mentioned pertaining to my periods and acts of intimacy. My Fiance and I don’t engage in rough intercourse or I might have concidered the trauma factor. Every time I have gone to my doctor concerning this I have had pregnancy tests. Somtimes that may be 7 days before I can get in there because they won’t see me if I am on my period unless it is life threatening and it hasn’t gotten to that point. All of their pregnancy tests have coem back negative. So the last time before now that I had an early period I went right to the drug store and bought an OTC test and it too came back negative. I am not saying that it 100% ruling out that possibility, it may be that my body is going through pre menopause and isn’t doing what it should to allow me to say pregnant and there for not producing the hormone that the test are designed to detect. My Fiance only has a 7% fertility level.

    • ANSWER:


Causes Of Complex Ovarian Cysts

Have you just been diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst? If you have, chances are you are considering just what treatment options are available to you. And what you can do to get better, as quickly as you can.

Understand that a complex ovarian cyst is a rare type of cyst that requires medical supervision and a holistic approach. This treatment plan is going to give you the best results to get you back to being well again and to eliminate any pain, discomfort or stress and anxiety that you might be going through.

A complex ovarian cyst can be very painful and actually, potentially dangerous. A very hands on approach and aggressive steps should be take to treat them. And in the process, try to learn as much about ovarian cysts so you can make the changes you need to make in your lifestyle – to eliminate the chance of one ever occurring again.

When you are deciding on a treatment plan for a complex ovarian cyst it is essential to consider both traditional medical options and proven natural cures. The treatment options presented by your physician will depend on the type and severity of the ovarian cyst.

A functional cyst frequently clears up on its own in a matter of weeks, by making small changes in your diet and by detoxifying your body. But your physician will usually take the awatch and wait,a approach. That is, to simply wait and see if your cyst grows in size.

A complex ovarian cyst on the other hand may require surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is used whenever possible to remove an ovarian cyst. It is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed using a telescope that is placed through the navel while tiny surgical instruments are positioned in the abdominal cavity near the pubic bone. It is almost always done on an outpatient basis and recovery in most cases is very fast.

If a physician is concerned the complex ovarian cyst may be cancerous they may recommend more extensive surgery. There are serious risks to these surgeries. Removing the ovaries and hysterectomies are invasive surgeries that require substantial healing time. They are not being performed nearly as often now as they were in the past, so if your doctor is recommending such a surgery, be sure you understand why they feel it is necessary. It may be wise to seek a second opinion before moving forward.

A complimentary or safe alternative option to surgical removal of a complex ovarian cyst is to incorporate proven natural methods of healing into the equation. The most common cause of a functional ovarian cyst is a hormonal imbalance which is likely caused by a weakened immune system, obesity, stress, poor eating habits and perhaps, even a genetic predisposition. The cause of a complex ovarian cyst is a little more obscure but supporting your body’s natural healing properties is extremely beneficial.

Traditional medicine treats ovarian cysts of all types by treating the symptoms rather than the cause. A holistic approach will treat the underlying cause as well. A healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins will help strengthen your body’s defenses. Adding a multiple vitamin, minerals and herbs will build your body’s immune system and help it keep your hormone levels in balance. Eliminating stress, caffeine, sugar and processed foods will help as well.

Even if you and your doctor decide it is necessary to perform a biopsy or surgical removal of the complex ovarian cyst, natural remedies that you incorporate into your treatment plan will help speed the healing process. Laparoscopic surgery may eliminate the immediate problem but it will not prevent your body from developing ovarian cysts in the future. But by making small changes to your lifestyle, through natural practices will.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When a COMPLEX ovarian cyst ruptures, does the fluid from the sac cause any harm ?
    From the answers I recieved for my previous question, I learned that if the cyst ruptures, it does not cause infertility but causes a lot of pain. But i forgot to mention that the cyst that I have is a complex one as found from ultrasound. So, PLEASE give me more information.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi again. That does change things a bit, doesn’t it? A complex ovarian cyst needs to be evaluated further. A small percentage of these can be cancerous.

      “Sometimes cysts are complex, either containing partly fluid elements and partly solid elements or having septations (walls) within a fluid-filled cyst. In general, complex cysts are evaluated further, as some complex cysts may be cancerous. Depending on exactly how the cyst looks on ultrasound, your doctor may recommend blood work, a CT or MRI scan to get a better look at the cyst, or even surgery to remove the cyst. Many times a complex cyst can be evaluated via laparoscopy, but sometimes a large abdominal incision is required.” http://health.ivillage.com/gyno/cysts/0,,4ltl,00.html

      “With a complex one they would remove it and evaluate it for ovarian cancer.” http://www.baymoon.com/~gyncancer/library/blqa32septcyst.htm
      If it was my body, since the cyst is not a simple cyst, I would have it removed. If it were truly a simple cyst, with NO malignant characteristics on ultrasound, I would leave it and see if it remedied itself. But, it sounds like there are no guarantees that this mass is benign. So, in my opinion, it does not matter if it ruptures or not. A cancer is a cancer, and I would not like to have that uncertainty in my body.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cyst cause false-positive pregnancy test?
    I had a 4cm complex ovarian cyst in the beginning of November found by ultrasound. Follow-up ultrasound last week showed the cyst had ruptured and was gone. I had my last period on November 17th I am due for my period and took a home pregnancy test today which immediately showed up positive with dark lines. Am I pregnant or is this a false-positive caused by the cyst rupturing?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst can absolutely NOT cause any type of reading on a pregnancy test!!!

      This test only detects hg hormone. It has antibodies that look for this hormone. This hormone is not something that is always found in the body such as the ovaries.

      You are 100% pregnant! Congratulations!

  3. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst 4.8 x 3.6 cm, should I worry?
    have been dealing with simple ovarian cysts my entire life (that cause me a lot of pain). I am probably in the ER every 3-4 months with excrutiating abdominal pain (usually the right side). When I go in, they say “it’s probably just a cyst that burst” and send me home. I recently found a doctor that has me do an U/S every 6 months. This last U/S showed a 4.8cm complex cyst which was not there 3 months ago (this is all the paperwork said). The recommendation from whoever read the U/S is that I get another one done in 6 weeks. My doctor seems worried because I was just in the ER 2 weeks ago with unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, diareah, no appetite, frequent urination (they ruled out that it was my appendix
    Appendectomy
    and sent me home). I’m waiting for my doctor to send an “urgent” referral to a gyn because she thinks I should have it removed due to all the pain and symptoms.
    I still haven’t gotten a call for my referral and am getting nervous thinking about it. My mom had these exact problems when she was younger and had to have a full hystorectomy at a very young age

    • ANSWER:
      Your case sounds typical of complex ovarian cysts. Women who get these sort of cysts once usually are bothered with them again and again. Doctors are very slow to treat at all, despite the pain, and when they do their only options are birth control pills, or surgery. Even with these, the cysts do often just come back again – because they do not treat the underlying cause.

      Have you considered the natural approach? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

      If you’re interested in getting more information, there’s a good site below.

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex ovarian cyst almost 3x the size within a matter of 2 months?
    I went to a new gynecologist in December 08 due to about 5 months of continual symptoms dealing with the pelvic area pain and nausea. I told the doctor that i believed i had a cyst. The sonogram he requested for me revealed a 2x4cm SIMPLE cyst. He did not tell me cause did not think it was important to tell me being it was “only” a simple cyst. I happened to find out while i was reading the report myself. This gynecologist did tell me i had gallstones and i should get in touch with my primary care doctor, which the report also revealed. All the doctors i saw and no one attributed the symptoms to anything but possibly and most likely the gallstones. I had the surgery a month later to take the Gallstones out because i was advised that it would more than likely relieve me of my nausea and pain. 3 weeks after this easy surgery i was vomiting nonstop and back in the hospital in pain, severe nausea and severely dehydrated. They released me after the moment they got the new sonogram report stating i now had a 8×5.6cm COMPLEX ovarian mass on my ovary. I was referred to immediately consult a gynecologist/oncologist. I was told by the oncologist that it needs to be removed and they will not know if it is cancer until they get to it. He was surprised the General surgeon did not see the mass while having the surgery. Then he said that the General surgeon said there was too much scarring in the pelvic area to see it, because of a past surgery. I have all the symptoms that say ovarian cancer. Is it possible that this cyst changed so drastically in such a short time? Is it also possible that the Gall bladder surgery put more stress on my immune system and possibly made it grow more rapidly? Especially if it IS cancer? Or is there a mistake done in the first ultrasound that did not find the solid features of the cyst? And why would a gynecologist think that they can decide what is important to tell me and what isn’t? How could he think that it would be unimportant to tell me i had a cyst? By the way that previous surgery was due to a radical hysterectomy from cervical cancer 12 years ago. The ovaries were left in. With so many symptoms that reflect ovarian cancer at this point what are the chances that it is not cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cancers happen in women over the age of 50 – the risk increases for older women (BBC News)
      About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women between 35 and 54 years of age. By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has usually spread beyond the ovaries. There are often no symptoms until late in the disease process. More than half of women who get ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. As with most cancers, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance for survival. (MedlinePlus)
      Ovarian cancer is often fatal because it is usually advanced when diagnosed. Symptoms are usually absent in early stage and nonspecific in advanced stage. Evaluation usually includes ultrasonography, CT or MRI, and measurement of tumor markers (eg, cancer antigen 125). Diagnosis is by histologic analysis. Staging is surgical. Treatment requires hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, excision of as much involved tissue as possible, and, unless cancer is localized, chemotherapy.(Merck)
      CA-125 test may be done to rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CA-125

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007217.htm

      Please note that I am not a medical professional. My answer contains basic information only. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult your doctor.

  5. QUESTION:
    solid complex ovarian cyst and scared?
    Im 42, 2 c-sections, the last c-section they removed my uterus due to placenta accreta but left my ovaries. Last 3 months when I ovulate I began having very bad pains in my right side. Went in for an ultrasound 3 weeks ago and an hour after the test was called saying Dr wanted to see me first thing in morning. My gyno then told me I had a 4cmx4cm solid cyst in my right ovary and it had to come out. It also could be cancer and she sent me right away for a ca-125 test. That came back a 3 which if you have been through this you know it really means nothing. The radiologist report which came in AFTER gyno told me this, said solid complex cyst and suggested waiting 6-8 weeks to repeat US. I then see a gyn/oncologist in Boston who initially tells me I can wait or have the surgery to see what it is. After he got the US pictures 2 days later he called me and said he strongly suggests surgery and that he would try to remove just the cyst if possible. I was going to have a 2nd opinion but feel that I will just be more confused after that and will stress harder. I cant find any reviews on this Dr because I think he only recently started working at Tufts coming from Colorado. He has been very nice and even called me yesterday to ask if I had any questions or had decided which way to proceed. I have scheduled the surgery for 2 weeks. He wants to see me Monday to sign consent forms and to also be able to sit down and ask any questions. Im also very nervous that if I have a lot of scar tissue that he wont get it laproscopically and will have to cut me vertically, ruining the body I have worked so hard on getting to look good. If its cancer, of course I wouldnt care where they have to cut but Im afraid he will do this and perhaps its nothing or maybe he isnt the best gyn/oncologist to perform this. Im so scared and confused. Anyone else go in for laporoscopy surgery and had scar tissue that caused the vertical cut?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had ovarian cancer. You definitely need the surgery to be done by a gyn-onc, so that’s good that you have one. Gyn-oncs are very surgically skilled. I’ve had 4 surgeries with them, always with the same scar, and in surgeries 2, 3, and 4, I had tons of internal scar tissue, which they always clean up for me. If it appears you have cancer, they’d definitely turn it into a laparotomy, because they need to visualize the whole area and do “staging” surgery to make sure it hasn’t spread. Even if they thought it MIGHT be cancer they’ll usually do a laparotomy. So if they do it and it’s “nothing” then they STILL did the right thing in doing the laparotomy, and it was NOT for nothing–they did it to give you the valuable information that your problem is localized. So I think you should resign yourself to that possibility as being the best for your welfare. You’ll get your body back, it won’t be ruined. Perhaps you can even ask for a tummy tuck after the surgery. The CA-125 of 3 is a good sign. I wouldn’t say it means NOTHING. Typically even with a benign tumor, you’d expect a higher CA-125 than that. It’s not definitive or diagnostic, but it is encouraging.

  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst still causing problems?
    Hi everyone,

    I’m an eighteen year old female and in the spring of 2010 I was diagnosed with a normal sized cyst that was completely fluid filled on my left ovary. My doctor didnt seem too concerned about it, in fact she was more concerned about the fact that I had low estrogen. She put me on Loestrin 24 Fe to both shrink and dissolve the cyst, and to bring up my estrogen levels.

    The cyst was discovered by abdominal ultrasound after a few months of annmenorhea (which was the first time I ever missed periods).

    A few months passed without incident and it looked like the cyst has just been a functional cyst that messed with my menstrual cycle for three months. However, in early November, I started experience pressure in my left ovary (the affected ovary). The pressure is normally not painful at all, sometimes I get twinges of pain but overall, it’s just uncomfortable.

    I brought it up to my doctor in my appointment in late december and she told me to just wait it out and if it got worse to come back and see her, so I got the impression that this is normal on birthcontrol or cysts. However, now I feel the pressure constantly, almost like someone is pushing their thumb on my ovary. Now here is where I’m confused, I read stories from other people and all the ones i’ve read, women have felt the pressure when they stand and move around. Not so for me. I feel the pressure when I’m sitting or lying down and it relieves once I stand and move around.

    I’m not too sure why this is and everyone i’ve talked to has found this very odd.

    I’m not sure if this is a recurrant functional cyst or if maybe it’s another type of cyst. The Abdom. Ultrasound said it was competely fluid filled. So that takes out the complex cysts and cancer.

    Any ideas?

    Also, I’ve got the urge to urinate ALL the time. And after I do my bladder feels heavy still. I haven’t had a period since November 11 (but thats normal on bc right?) And I am not sexually active.

    Thank you for any and all suggestions as to what this could be!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like a cyst. it’s irrelevant that others you’ve talked to felt pressure when standing while you feel it while lying down. Different people can have different symptoms. Sounds to me, though, like the cyst didn’t go away. There are really only 3 treatments for cysts: 1) go on birth control pills and hope that makes them go away; 2) surgery; 3) do nothing and hope it goes away. In any case, cysts are quite common, and most do go away.

      Sounds like the pill isn’t making yours go away and that’s why you have the pressure. My non-medical opinion (I’ve had lots of cysts, but I’m no doctor) is that the cyst has grown, and now it’s pressing on your bladder a little. If I were you, I’d get a second opinion. Your doc right now is just waiting and seeing, and it sounds to me like you are wanting to see if there’s something more to do because you are getting nervous about this situation continuing with no resolution for many months. You might want to get another ultrasound to see if the cyst has shrunk or grown. So the second opinion and another ultrasound may give you some peace of mind that you’re doing what you can. This may be the only thing you can do–you don’t want to have surgery, so your only other option is trying to shrink it and waiting and seeing.

  7. QUESTION:
    Question for anyone who also gets ovarian cysts?
    Hi,

    Okay, I had a cyst on my right ovary and I was getting a lot of pelvic pain, nausea, breast tenderness, etc., so I was concerned especially since the cyst was a complex cyst. He examined and did a transvaginal ultrasound, which revealed that the cyst had ruptured and in addition, I have a new one growing. He told me the rupture was probably what caused the pain, but I was the one that ended up asking for something to prevent the cysts. I don’t want another one to rupture, they hurt. So, he gave me birth control. He never really told me how long to expect the pain and nausea to go on for. I can’t sleep on the right side because of the pain (it goes from my groin up in my pelvic bone) and the nausea is horrible. I have been taking OTC pain relievers, Dramamine, and the birth control (I just started the BC 3 days ago) and I don’t want it to get to the point I am overdosing. There’s moments where I honestly think the nausea is getting much worse. So, does anyone know how long it takes for a cyst to go away? Also, what happens to the solid component of a complex cyst after it ruptures. I know the fluid part fills the abdominal cavity and re-absorbs into the body, but what happens to the solid part? Thanks!
    MommyLyn-

    I had a complex cyst, not a simple cyst. Complex ones have half fluid, half solid. Simple ones are just fluid…

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    left ovarian cyst?
    i’m almost 21 yrs old. i have a 4.8CM COMPLEX left ovarian cyst. they said it’s “complex” and i’m not really for sure what this means? i had to go to the ER this past saturday from bleeding over 2 weeks. after i finished period, i started BC last sunday and was passing huge clots/ tons of blood so was hospitalized and then sonogram determined this complex cyst. i go to gyn on thursday so i’m assuming he’ll do another sonogram and prbly biopsy? how do they go about doing a biopsy on an ovarian cyst? how do they remove it? birth control or surgery?? is it just a cyst or “complex” make it something more severe (ie tumor…benign?) i’m so confused!! and won’t know till thursday

    btw- i have very irregular periods. prbly caused by this. before 2 wks ago, my last period was march 2006.

    thanks for all whom can tell me something……appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there. Do not worry until the doctor says you need to. There is a very high chance that these cysts are benign. You are young. By no means should you have any sort of reproductive cancers at this age unless exposed to high amounts of “bad” radiation, or a very aggressive STD. Be prepared for some trying medical exams and needles. You’ll be fine in the end. Think positive and as God to heal you. You’ll be nothing short of a miracle if you are a believer.

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst and enlarged lymph nodes what is going on with me?
    Recently found 4cm complex ovarian cyst with septations on my right ovary, extreme pain in my lower back for the past 10 days and sharp pains and sometimes constant pain in my lower abdomen/pelvis for a month now. My lymph nodes in my pelvic area are enlarged and about 1in long from what I can feel on each side. They have been enlarged for months now and I have one on the back of my neck as well… my doctor wants me to wait and do another ultrasound to see what happens with the cyst but I am in soo much pain and nothing has been prescribed.. what can I get over the counter for this? I have also had a sudden symptom of extreme fatigue for the past month and a half… What do you think is causing everything?
    I got my period today and I am having an unusual very heavy flow with lots of clots! I never have a heavy flow and never have clots.. Gross I am sorry but maybe this will help answer my question…
    Also, I get dizzy/lightheaded when I stand up and sometimes everything goes black for like 3 seconds when this happens as well. Its kind of scary.. never happened before..

    • ANSWER:
      Try a new doctor !

  10. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of raised hormone levels, the pill and ovarian mass?
    Hi, I have been diagnosed with a complex left adnexa mass and am currently waiting to see a Gyno. Before the mass was found because of the pain and irregular bleeding I tried two different contraceptive pills, neither of them helped. The both increased my lower back pain and made my constant nausea a lot worse. I would like to know if adnexa mass or ovarian cysts can cause oestrogen and progesterone levels to be raise and if this was what was causing my constant nausea. I figure that if it was, taking the contraceptive pills that are hormones would have been why my symptoms were worse when taking them. I will be asking my Gyno in 2 weeks, but have goggled around and can’t seem to find a straight forward answer. Anyone who knows or has experienced this or similar, I would really appreciate answers and advice .Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Help! Am I really pregnant?
    I had a 4cm complex ovarian cyst in the beginning of November found by ultrasound. Follow-up ultrasound last week showed the cyst had ruptured and was gone. I had my last period on November 17th I am due for my period tomorrow and took a home pregnancy test today which immediately showed up positive with dark lines. Am I pregnant or is this a false-positive caused by the cyst rupturing?

    • ANSWER:
      probably pregnant. unless a cyst releases pregnancy hormone when it bursts… which it doesn’t.

  12. QUESTION:
    Help! False pregnancy test or pregnant?
    I have been experiencing pregnancy symptoms since mid-october so went to gyno got ultrasound which found a complex ovarian cyst measuring 4cm she said to come back in 6-8 weeks and get another transvag ultrasound. In mid-November I experienced horrible pains and aches in my lower abdomen and lower back that lasted over a week and then suddenly disappeared when I had what I believe was my period for one day after very light spotting for two days before that.. it was very heavy and had lots of clots.. the next day it was gone and so was my pain. I went last week for the follow-up ultrasound and supposedly the cyst is gone but the lady doing the ultrasound said she couldnt say anything else because she doesnt do the official reading of the ultrasound. I am waiting to hear from my gyno what the ultrasound results are. Could a fetus/pregnancy show up on a transvaginal ultrasound at 4 weeks? I have been having unprotected sex and expected my period today. Didnt come and experiencing random shooting pains in my stomach and nausea so I took a pregnancy test and it showed up positive with dark lines/color within a minute! Am I pregnant or did the cyst rupturing cause a false-positive?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.

  14. QUESTION:
    DPO 1 after Surgery to remove Dermoid?
    I am currently considering my doctor’s suggestion of injectible hormones to stimulate ovulation. My periods were irregular and some months I was not producing any progesterone. I had surgery to remove a dermoid ovarian cyst of over 4cms in early June. My other ovary was covered in several simple and complex cysts as well which were drained at the time the dermoid was removed. In my post op appointment my doctor wants to skip over clomid and go straight to injectibles due to my age. When I asked if it was possible now to get pregnant without treatment she said sure, but not to wait too long. We are trying on our own now for July, August and Sept. If I do not concieve by then I will begin treatment in Oct.

    Since I had the cysts taken care of my hormones have definitely changed. I am experiencing PMS again, which I had not for almost 5 years. I have sore breasts which indicates I produced progesterone (yay). I have a stronger libido as well. According to all I’ve read there really is no definitive reason for this. I suspect the cyst was causing more issues than we realized.

    My question is… is it possible I’ve increased my chances of conceiving now? I should have ovulated yesterday according to my calendar (btw, my period now seems regular) and we baby danced last Thurs, Mon, and yesterday. Should we do it again soon? What do you think? Has anyone else experienced this?

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  15. QUESTION:
    Did you have surgery for your ovarian cyst?
    I knew I had a small cyst on my right ovary since last summer. I was having increasing pain so my obgyn ordered another ultrasound last month and it has tripled in size and she said its a “complex” cyst instead of the simple cyst it was before. She said it’s filled with blood but there is no blood flow to it so she’s pretty sure it’s not a tumor. It does still cause me pain around my period or when I am ovulating. I’m having another ultrasound in 2 weeks and she said we’ll then discuss options (surgery vs birth control). Here’s my dilemma.

    We have been TTC for 1 year next month. We are obviously having our own difficulties getting pregnant and birth control will throw a wrench in those plans. She said the pill will most likely only reduce the size of it so it wouldn’t cause me pain or run the risk of rupturing. My other option is surgery which I think I am leaning towards. Get it gone and forget about it.

    What are your thoughts? Did you have any complications? Did your cyst come back?

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin had her whole ovary removed and she still got pregnant. I would recommend surgery, but did your dr. talk about lupron shots at all? I had 75% of my ovary covered in cysts and these shots took care of it completely. You will also be able to still get pregnant.
      Good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Radiating pain in pelvic area…?
    I am a 21 one year old woman that has been diagnosed with two large ovarian cystadenomas (complex cysts) on her left ovary that cause intermittent torsion of the ovary. I have a laparoscopy scheduled for March 30th. Lately, I have been experiencing pain on my right side, in addition to the usual pain I experience on the left side. My question for you is could I be developing cysts on the right ovary? Or could the pain from my cysts on my left ovary be radiating to my right side?

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  17. QUESTION:
    Enlarged lymph nodes and fatigue what is going on with me?
    Recently found 4cm complex ovarian cyst with septations on my right ovary, extreme pain in my lower back for the past 10 days and sharp pains and sometimes constant pain in my lower abdomen/pelvis for a month now. My lymph nodes in my pelvic area are enlarged and about 1in long from what I can feel on each side. They have been enlarged for months now and I have one on the back of my neck as well… my doctor wants me to wait and do another ultrasound to see what happens with the cyst but I am in soo much pain and nothing has been prescribed.. what can I get over the counter for this? I have also had a sudden symptom of extreme fatigue for the past month and a half… I got my period today and I am having an unusual very heavy flow with lots of clots! I never have a heavy flow and never have clots.. Gross I am sorry but maybe this will help answer my question…
    Also, I get dizzy/lightheaded when I stand up and sometimes everything goes black for like 3 seconds when this happens as well. Its kind of scary.. never happened before.. What do you think is causing everything and what can I take for the pain until I get my second opinion next wednesday? Is there anything I can get from the pharmacy that actually works without a prescription?
    I am also having what I believe are heart palpatations? It feels like its alittle hard to breath like slight pressure or constriction and I recognize my heart beating alittle harder and faster even if I am just laying down.. this comes and goes daily and started within the past month as well… what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Go see a pulminologist (lung breathing dr). You have lymph nodes in your chest to …could be why you are breathing like that…

  18. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  19. QUESTION:
    Will my abnormal ovarian cyst go away on its own? Has anyone else had an abnormal ovarian cyst?
    My dr. found a cyst on my right ovary and sent me for an ultrasound. It’s about the size of a baseball. I’ve had pain for a while from it now, but I didn’t know exactly what was causing the pain. He is somewhat concerned because it isn’t a normal functional cyst. My paper says complex cystic. It has some abnormalities about it. He put me on Provera (hormone) for 5 days, and I will begin a new pack of Ortho Novum 7/7/7 birth control pills on Sunday night. He told me we can wait like 6 weeks-2 months to see if it’ll go away on its own, or he can operate to remove it. Has anyone else had anything similar to this? How were you treated for it? What was the outcome for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I am hopeful that the physician you saw is not a gynecologist. Most of them are brighter than that.
      GET ANOTHER OPINION !!!
      Even a very small cyst that ruptures is painful and can cause internal damage. A large one can disable you.

      I had surgery for ovarian cysts + other problems when I was very young.
      It was in the “olden days” and treatment (even surgery) is so much simpler now.

      Please, see a/another gynecologist.

      Oh, and those medications: they often cause more problems than they help.

  20. QUESTION:
    Hormone problems caused by a change in diet?
    This might be a little long to explain it all, sorry ahead of time.

    Recently I decided to go to a Doctor’s Weight Loss Clinic. I had gained over 60 pounds in one year for no reason, and it was impossible to lose the weight and keep it off despite healthy diet and daily exercise routine. The weight doctor seemed to think I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and said I needed to be tested by a gyno. Thankfully the diet is working. I lost 15 pounds in one month. Unfortunately these results have come with odd problems that can’t seem to be explained.

    Not even a week after starting the diet I began a very painful and random period even though I’m on the pill. A few days later after I started my period, I ended up having a cyst that ruptured. Finally I healed and my period ended from that, but exactly a week later I started another period. That period has ended, but seems to have caused more issues. I don’t know if I have another cyst or not, but I’m back to having constant abdominal pain. All through this my hormones have gone nuts. It has caused me to get severe acne, and making things things extremely sensitive to say the least.

    I went to the gyno and she basically blew me off. She said it had nothing to do with the diet, the cyst came from me skipping a pill or taking it at the wrong time (I’ve been on birth control for 12 years now, I don’t ever forget to take the pill, and I take it at the same time every night), and that things will just be odd for a month. She also refused to test me for PCOS stating that if I had it, she would just put me on birth control and since I’m already on it, it doesn’t matter. Despite me being in pain, and having some of the same symptoms all over again, she didn’t check to see if I even had another cyst. Furthermore she prescribed another birth control pill similar to what I was on that has low estrogen and progestin, which means it won’t be effective in shrinking or preventing more cysts.

    I then talked to the weight doctor, and he had never heard of such problems. I am currently on a low glycemic index impact diet, which is suppose to help PCOS if I have it. Earlier this year I had started a similar diet and started a random period then too, but didn’t stay on the diet. This leads me to believe it’s the diet, and not any of the medications he has put me on. Also, none of the meds have been known to cause these side effects. I have never had a cyst before that I knew about, and certainly didn’t cause these kind of problems. He seemed to be clueless about if PCOS could have caused this. I have another gyno appointment Monday, but I’m looking to see if anyone has experienced similar problems. Has anyone heard of a diet low in sugar throwing off hormones that bad and that fast? I’m desperate, and am in so much pain all the time.

    Here is what the weight doctor prescribed:
    -low impact glycemic index diet.
    -Phentermine 37.5mg
    -Once a week fat burning shots that include B 12, B complex, and Lipovite

    • ANSWER:
      interesting, i have the same problem :( make sure its not endometriosis( tissue or fiber around ur uterus and ovaries) someone similliar to pcos.This may also be something your having..if ur gaining weight around your tummy! i know it hard but try to look into it..do your own research and understand how your body is and what will make it better? Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of raised hormone levels, the pill and ovarian mass?
    Hi, I have been diagnosed with a complex left adnexa mass and am currently waiting to see a Gyno. Before the mass was found because of the pain and irregular bleeding I tried two different contraceptive pills, neither of them helped. The both increased my lower back pain and made my constant nausea a lot worse. I would like to know if adnexa mass or ovarian cysts can cause oestrogen and progesterone levels to be raise and if this was what was causing my constant nausea. I figure that if it was, taking the contraceptive pills that are hormones would have been why my symptoms were worse when taking them. I will be asking my Gyno in 2 weeks, but have goggled around and can’t seem to find a straight forward answer. Anyone who knows or has experienced this or similar, I would really appreciate answers and advice .Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you’ll most likely get the answer you’re looking for from your Gyno. You’ll need to be patient.


Causes And Cures For Cysts

A septated ovarian cyst is a combination of solid and liquid substances. Even though most cysts are harmless, septated cysts can grow to be quite hazardous to the sufferer’s health. This is because they have been known to become very uncomfortable and cause lots of abdominal pain.

Fortunately, if you have regular check up’s with your doctor, they should be able to discover the presence of a septated ovarian cyst quite easily, especially if you inform them that you are suffering from abdominal discomfort and pain.

There are various forms of septated ovarian cysts that cause the symptom of abdominal discomfort. The most common of these are:

  • Dermoid cysts
  • Endometrionoma
  • Cystadenomas

The first of these, Dermoid cysts, are formed in the eggs in the ovaries. With this form of septated ovarian cyst, the cyst can resemble the form of a foetus, depending on size. However, this form of cyst is not cancerous.

The second type of cyst actually develops in on the outside of the uterus. It is often known as a Endometrionoma cyst because of its location. Unfortunately it’s also this location that makes this cyst one of the most dangerous of the septated ovarian cysts. Please make sure you get this treated as a matter of urgency if your doctor informs you that you have this type of cyst as it is known to cause other health issues if left untreated.

Cystadenomas, the third type of cyst that we will discuss in this article is made up of liquid and mucus. These grow to a larger size than the other previously mentioned types of cysts due to their predominantly liquid contents. This larger size of the cyst often leads to more extreme and concentrated pain than the other two types of cysts.

I am also glad to say that this septated ovarian cyst is not often cancerous and can be successfully treated by natural means including but not limited to

  • increasing fiber and water intake,
  • vitamins,
  • herbs and
  • following certain diets

Unfortunately, no-one has yet discovered what causes these three forms of septated ovarian cysts to occur. Some commentators have highlighted some factors which they think could contribute to developing these cysts, such as genetic make up, having a weakened immune system and being overweight.

According to the established knowledge in the medical profession surgery is the best treatment to have as this ensures that the cyst can be fully removed. And to some extent, this may be true depending on the size and the type of cyst.

It is worth remembering that the traditional medical treatments for these cysts comprise of just tackling the symptoms and not necessarily ensuring that the septated ovarian cyst does not return.

And it is to fill this gap in the traditional medical approach to the treatment of ovarian cysts that alternative and very efficient treatments have developed in recent years.

One of these alternative known as the holistic system of treatment focuses on treating septated ovarian cysts by first understanding cause of the malfunction in the body of the individual and then considering natural changes to the individual’s life that will discourage the formation of further cysts in future.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the causes and symptoms of Liver Cysts and Cystic Fibrosis, and what are the treatments for each?
    Does anyone know how these two inherited diseases start, show and can be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Cystic Fibrosis:
      Causes and Risk Factors of Cystic Fibrosis
      In 1989, researchers found the defective gene (called delta F508) that causes CF. This gene disrupts a protein (called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator – CFTR) that causes the symptoms of CF.

      CFTR is made inside the cells (lining the glands) in the respiratory passages, and the small intestine, pancreas and sweat glands. CFTR travels to the cell’s surface where it controls the flow of salt (sodium) in and out of the cell. In CF, the CFTR protein is abnormal in a way that prevents it from reaching the cell’s surface. Without this flowing process, salt is trapped inside the cells. The body tries to compensate by overproducing bodily secretions such as water, sweat and mucus. These secretions then build up in the body to cause the symptoms of CF.

      Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
      The pattern of development of CF and the severity of its symptoms varies among individuals. The disease is sometimes obvious soon after birth, but some cases of CF, they are not detected for months (in infancy) or years (in childhood).

      In babies and infants, the symptoms of CF are:

      persistent diarrhea

      bulky, foul smelling and greasy stools

      pale stools

      frequent wheezing or pneumonia

      chronic cough with thick mucus

      salty-tasting skin

      poor growth

      blockage of the intestine (called meconium ileus)

      abdominal swelling

      gassiness

      vomiting

      dehydration

      In children, the symptoms include:

      frequent respiratory infections

      fever

      cough

      difficulty in breathing

      abdominal pain and discomfort

      gassiness

      fast respiration

      flaring of the nostrils

      poor appetite

      malnutrition

      poor growth

      a barrel-chested appearance

      CF can also cause other medical problems, such as:

      sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses)

      nasal polyps (fleshy growths inside the nose)

      clubbing (rounding and enlargement of fingers and toes)

      pneumothorax (rupture of lung tissue and trapping of air between the lung and chest wall)

      coughing up blood

      enlargement of the right side of the heart (called cor pulmonale)

      protrusion of the rectum through the anus (called rectal prolapse)

      liver, pancreatic and gallbladder problems

      delayed puberty

      reproductive abnormalities (especially male sterility) – Over 90 percent of all males with CF are sterile.

      Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
      Currently, there is no cure for CF, but there are treatments for the symptoms of CF, such as lung and digestive problems, hepatic (liver) and biliary tract (gallbladder) diseases, and infertility.

      Liver Cysts:
      What are the causes of a cyst?

      Cysts can arise through a variety of processes in the body, including:

      “wear and tear” or simple obstructions to the flow of fluid,

      infections,

      tumors,

      chronic inflammatory conditions,

      genetic (inherited) conditions, and

      defects in developing organs in the embryo.

      Sometimes you can feel a cyst yourself when you feel an abnormal “lump.” For example, cysts of the skin or tissues beneath the skin are usually noticeable. Cysts in the mammary glands (breasts) also may be palpable (meaning that you can feel them when you examine the area with your fingers). Cysts of internal organs such as the kidneys or liver may not produce any symptoms or may not be detected by the affected individual. These cysts often are first discovered by imaging studies (x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography or CAT Scan, and magnetic resonance imaging or MRI). Cysts may or may not produce symptoms, depending upon their size and location.

      The treatment for a cyst depends upon the cause of the cyst along with its location. Cysts that are very large and result in symptoms due to their size may be surgically removed. Sometimes the fluid contained within a cyst can be drained, or aspirated, by inserting a needle or catheter into the cyst cavity, resulting in collapse of the cyst. Radiologic imaging may be used for guidance in draining (aspirating) cyst contents if the cyst is not easily accessible.

      If there is any suspicion that a cyst is cancerous, the cyst is generally removed by surgery or a biopsy is taken of the cyst wall (capsule) to rule out malignancy. In certain cases, aspirated fluid from a cyst is examined under a microscope to determine if cancer cells are present in the cyst.

      If a cyst arises as part of a chronic medical condition (for example, in polycystic ovary syndrome or fibrocystic breast disease), treatment is generally directed at the underlying medical condition.

  2. QUESTION:
    My wife has been diagnoised with polysystic Fibrosis a month after her delivery.?
    The size of the cyst is apporx 13cm. Initially she had the cyst at the liver – now this has reduced to 3 cm but a now a cyst has appeared at the bladder (around 14 cm). Apart from this – small cysts are present at kidney, pancreas. Please let me know the cause and cure for this.
    problem

    Doctors say nothing can be done – cyst can be removed only in emergency / serious condition.

    • ANSWER:
      The Cyst most of the time go away on their own. It’s painful but the doctor is right only emergency cases ever see a operating room. If a person had surgery for every time one of these cysts show up she would live in the operating room.

  3. QUESTION:
    I have been having very painful sexual intercourse. I need some advice from women who have the same problem.?
    This started about 15 yrs. ago. I was treated for endometriosis, and have had two D&Cs, know I have ovarian cysts, but no gyn in FL, MD, VA or DC seem to be able to explain the cause/cure for this. If my vagina were clockface, from 6-12 pm is red, inflamed, and when my husband enters me, it feels like a knife is slicing into me. Steroids, painkillers, valium all have no effect. Our sex life has dwindled to zilch-I no longer get aroused, knowing the only outcome will be pain. It is not a lubrication issue. Can anyone at all help? The quality of our life as a couple has suffered tremendously, and even tho my husband is very supportive, he wishes our sex life were what it once was–great! Help me please!!

    • ANSWER:
      you could have dyspareunia.
      you’d have to go see a gyn. and tell them your problem.
      They’ll help.

      go to this site & i think it can explain it a little more.

      http://home.cfl.rr.com/dahmd/dyspare.htm

      i hope i’ve helped you

  4. QUESTION:
    Cyst on spine between L4 and L5, caused by CSF leakage. Natural cures, remedies, good surgeons. Need all help
    Facts: Male, 60-65 (64 I think), Caucasian, very demanding work habits.
    Revealings: X-rays and MRI’s revealed somesort of cyst between the L4 and L5 region, which is believed to be caused by CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) leakage. Pain in right leg and lower back, pain medicine not working ( Tramadol, Viking, etc). Pain has reached the point of where it hurts to lift arms over head and to stand for long periods of time. His doctor set up to talk to a surgeon but the earliest date was in Late May. Also note that he has had two injections that temporialy worked (first one a couple of days, second one about a week). Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for help such as, herbs, home remedies, names of good surgeons, tips and just plain out good advice. The doctor has given him the run around for about 5 months now.

    Thanks,
    Brian G.
    The shots were not in a series of three, he was told that he would only need one shot and then later on the doctor called us to ask if he would be willing to take one more shot to see if the second one would help.

    • ANSWER:
      Brian–

      Hold out for the surgical consult. It will require surgery, no doubt about it. In the mean time, tell him to take it as easy as possible. If the pain gets too bad, take him to an ER. There are no herbal remedies for something like this. Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    is there a CURE for ovarian cysts?
    They’ve caused me to get sick every month, my doctor gave me birth control pills to help it. They’ve stopped me from getting sick every month, but I still get sick every two months. Is there any medicine that will just get rid of the cysts for good???

    And I don’t want to have my ovaries removed.

    • ANSWER:
      No 100% CURE, but I recommend you go back to the doc and tell him that the pill isn’t completely controling your cysts. Possibly a different pill will do better.

  6. QUESTION:
    why do people treat me differently because of my illness??
    im obviously 102kg (87lb) and i have a condition called endometriosis. it causes cysts to grow through my reproductive organs and scar when the cysts pop. it causes me to have severe cramping pains every month for most the month. i am bedridden for days on end unable to move because of the pain… my ex boyfriend aka fiance ended up making me feel like a freak and that i am handicapped because of it… but im not any of those… and what makes it worse is that my specialist told me the only cure to my problem is to have a full hysterectomy. im only 30 and i would like to have a family. i find it hard to loose my weight because it hurts to stand fully upright and walk. and when i do meet men they think im a freak because of it…. im a kind hearted person but without friends or a partner i feel so isolated… does anyone know how to deal with peolpe like these and how to make people understand that what ive got isnt contagious???

    • ANSWER:
      This is going to be a somewhat long message, but please keep reading hun. To start my mom had the same exact thing. She would miss so much school when she was younger. My dad started dating her when she was 16, and hasn’t left her side since. She thought she couldn’t get pregnant because of the cysts. They adopted 2 girls, and then in 1982, she got pregnant with me. Then in 1987 she got pregnant with my little sister. It is possible hun, she went through ALOT of mydol when they came out with it. It is not necessarily that they think you are contagious, alot of humans fear the “unknown” unless they take the time to research it,they have no idea what you are going through. I am 24 years old. I was married and beat by my husband and eventually stabbed me on october 23, 2004. I finally got away, because before that when I would try to get away it was just worse when he dragged me home. In december of 2004, I had a major stroke leaving me totally numb on my left side for 7 months. I went back to work 2 weeks after I had the stroke. I met my boyfriend of 2 years now in march of 2005. In June, I started getting sick (at the time we had no idea what was going on) and it progressively got worse. I have mini-strokes, and epilepsy (not controlled by meds as of now) . I was 22 when I met him with a 2 year old daughter. He was 23. He came into the relationship, and took my daughter as if she was his own, she calls him daddy although she knows that she has a biological father. To her he is daddy though. He has stuck by my side through all of this. When I have a seizure he puts his hand under my head so I don’t smack it off the floor too hard, when I have a stroke he whipes the drool off of my face. Honey, there are a ton of good men out there and you will find one who loves you for who you are and accept all of you. They will take the good and the bad. You keep your head up hun, and don’t let those people that have no idea what is wrong with you get you down. If you need someone to talk to you can send me an e-mail. If I don’t know the answer I can ask my mother. <3 Good luck sweetheart!!!

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to cure ovairan cyst at home?
    For the last 9 years I have suffered with severe pains from ovarian cyst. i have tried taking birth control pills to get rid of the pain but they don’t seem to work. Is there anything else that I can take to get rid of them. Someone suggested Vitamin E. Could that possible work? Also I have miscarried 4 times since July of last year. And no Dr. can tell me why. I was wondering if the ovarian cyst could cause me to have miscarried.
    All I have been told is that I have ovarian cyst. I have been threw this for years now. One GYN told me that I needed an exploratory surgery to find out what was going on and mentioned something about scar tissue. The only treatment I ever get is a pain shot and phenegran to keep me from vomiting… Then they send me home and say I will be ok. I don’t know what to do. I need some help.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive, and should not make you miscarry.

      If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, this can cause fertility problems but having an ovarian cyst is NOT the same as having PCOS – they are 2 very distinct conditions.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. The first 2 are obviously not working for you, so I am surprised that your doctor has not recommended surgery. The problem is all 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information.

      Hope this helps, and hope you are feeling better soon.

  8. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy! How can I cure it?
    I’m suffering from ovarian cyst for two years now. Tried a lot of varies treatments but very little of them used to help (birth control pills and others). I don’t wanna have surgery ’cause I’m pregnant and I don’t want take any medication. Please give an advice of some good solution on the internet to cure ovarian cysts during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same problem like you for a loooong time (8 years) and I know what it’s all about. I suffered from ovarian cyst during pregnancy and then by chance it happened to me to come across

      http://www.ovariancystsnaturalcure.info

      This website provides a great solution (100% natural and safe) for your cyst problem. It did wonders for me. Try it out!

      10 points? :)

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some personal experiences with Deprovera?
    I’m 19 years old taking the Deprovera shot because of my history and family’s history of ovarian cysts. I cannot take the pills because of my chronic migraines.
    I’ve also had acne problems for the past year. I read that it can cause acne, but could the shot maybe cure it also? And can the shot make your breasts bigger?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally wouldn’t recommend it. I tried Deprovera when I was about 20 yrs old. I had abnormal bleeding the entire time, was extraordinarily moody and gained thirty pounds. Everyone is different though. What works best for one person may not for someone else. Talk with your doctor. Make sure that you weigh the advantages and possible disadvantages and then take it from there.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to Treat Sebescas Cysts?
    I have at my back what is called as by doctors as “Sebescas Cysts” .I had the same for the past 4 years but it was very small and not harmful. No recently It has swollenup to about 2.5 inch. I had visisted “Dermologist/ Skin Specialist” , He has priscribed some antibiotics and some pain kikkers , but more than 4 weesk have passed it has not subsided, it is RED ,but only the pain has reduced. He told me that it has to be operated after it has subsided.
    I just want to know how treatment can be done without operation and how to cure the same. is there any External Ointment available or what is the Best remedy to get it rid of and how it is caused.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you can find your answer here-

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000842.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    mrsa staph infection and side effects psychosis delirium?
    hi, im a young adult healthy female in my 20s with no major health problems in the past.Im sick now because i caught MRSA (antibiotic resistant stap infection) from a family member in the household becase of a small crack on my skin and contact with a household object.

    I knOW that very healthy young people can get mrsa and that its also airborne in some cases such as close living quarters where a colonized person breeds it. even the healthiest young athletes caught mrsa and died from it.
    whats strange is i got the mrsa infection a few weeks after i cought a very mild not serious case of the swine flu which was going around. so maybe the swine flu interupted my immune system
    Ive been sick with mrsa for close to 2 years now and im worried. I cant work or live normal life because of it.It got so serious that I thought i was going to die a few times and had to take myself to the er.I have severe pain daily, the chills, extreme sweats,tremors and shakiness,joint and skin pain and boils,recurrent pus filled cysts all over the skin. ranging from ankles, arms, legs,face, neck. i also get extreme painful sandpaper type rashes along with the boils.
    ive been like this for almost 2 years and am losing it, cant take itg to wake up with the chills, shakiness and extxreme pains. every day. for one its agrivating and i am sick of this.
    also ive been very weak since this mrs started and i have trouble now with basic tasks like speaking, moving, ive been slurring my speech and staggering like a drunk person. i think its affecting my brain because ive also become very paranoid about everything and ive had psychotic episodes when the rash and symptoms are at their worst.ive become delirius and have been living in delusions. when the physical symptoms are less the mental effects are less also and i can begin to think normal again.i also have had severe memory loss at times especially during the times i have slurred speech. whats going on?I also have breathing trouble often since ive been sick. i think the mrsa is affecting my lungs and brain. can i become permanently psychotic,delusional, paranoid from this? can i lose my memory forever? im scared since its been so long that ive had the physical and brain symptoms. ive done some scary things and my actions are that of a drunk person daily. i have to at times make sure i dont kill myself or do something illegal because ive been acting really unusual, risk taking and my personality is changed. this is not my normal self, ive never had past mental issues . it started when i got severely sick witrh this mrsa. i feel like im bugging out somethimes since ive been sick like my eyes do these strange bugg out things. ive never taken illegal drugs but i think thats how people on drug trips are
    ive been to atleast 15 doctors over the last yr and a half, ive been to the er about 10 times each time i had breathing trouble and felt weak that id pass out. the er said i am stable vital signs, good blood pressure,pulse, no high fever so they sent me home. the drs there didnt want to send me an id doctor.
    ive been to dermatologists, infectious disease specialists and they dont know how to help mrsa cause theres no guidelines and no cure for it. i took atleast 10 different kinds of antibiotics, none of them worked. i heard about vancomycin but i dont wan an iv antibiotic so i want to find something else.
    what can i do? im really scared, does anyone know any homeopathic or cures that worked. cause antibiotics dont get rid of the bacteria it just is supposed to help the immune system but immune system alone cant decolonize a person.
    does quarantine work? i already stay away from all my family members or friends and ive had to shower many times a day with extreme amounts of soaps, shampoo, which works temporarily but within an hour or two after showering i feel sick again and the symptoms get worse. i cant live in a shower or the sea to stay well.
    im scared ill pick up bacteria by walking near crowds, im scared ill get someone else sick cause im colonized. i have many mrsa bugs living on me and have open boils that dont heal
    im also scared about my delusional and psychotic things running my mental state.whats the risks if the mrsa gets to my brain. its toxins and in the system and toxic things can cause people to have mental stuff going on or even hallucinations and seizures and things. i know someone who got botulism and they became psychotic,hallucinated,paranoid for a few hours while very sick
    thank god i dont hallucinate but im worried.
    so what are some proven cures because i dont want to take more antibiotics sincee none of them worked and now i need to get rid of the bugs living on my skin and in bloodstream
    is there a supplement or something, a certain type of soap? ive gotten desperate and sprayed my skin with lysol and it did sort of help relieve some of the symptoms.
    also IM in the USA if any of you want to know my country.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    bleeding/irritation after intercourse?
    i had sex for the first time 2 weeks ago, and there were a couple drops of blood on the bed, which is normal. however, the second time i had sex, there was a considerable amount the size of the palm of my hand on the sheet afterwards, and lately my labia has been rlly irritated and itchy.
    whats going on? and also, my doctor told me i had polycystic ovarian disease around a month ago and put me on the pill to cure it. could the cysts have any cause in bleeding twice?
    and is the itchiness normal?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I stick with Proactiv and treat the irritation and redness that go along with it? ?
    Do I just need to keep with it and wait for my skin to build up a tolerance for the Benzoyl Peroxide or maybe reduce the use? It says that I shouldn’t use it with any other products but their moistuizer doesn’t seem to work. I’m putting alot of faith into this product I know, but every single person I have spoken to have used proactiv with great results and this is my last resort. I have tried prescription EVERYTHING clyndamicyn, accutane, regular over the counter washes and moisturizers. You name it, I have tried it. I have studied up on the causes and the possible cures but my skin seems to not fit any of the products. I have combination skind, a little oily around my nose and mouth but not visibly, I have little white spots underneath of my skin, sometimes I get large cyst-like and painful bumps in random areas on my face, my nose has large pores along with my upper cheek area. My skin seems to feel rather tough yet very sensitive to almost every product I try to stick to. I would really like to stay with proactiv so any answers pertaining to this product would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry to tell you this but I think it would be a good idea to see a dermatologist. It seems like you have severe acne.

      I used Pro Active before, and I have sensitive skin.. When I used it the first night, I woke in the morning with an incredibly red and itchy face that didn’t go away for at least that day. And worse, it didn’t do much for the pimples either. Anyway, my policy is if something hurts your skin that much, stop using it. I really don’t think it can have good long term effects on your skin…

      Oh yeah, and as soon as you stop using ProActive you break out like crazy.. so once you start you can’t stop unless you don’t mind the breakouts in between switching products. =(

  14. QUESTION:
    Can contraceptives cause PCOS? Can I cure it without drastic measures?
    I was on the pill for 5 years and stopped 8 months ago. As I haven’t had periods ever since, I’ve consulted my gynecologist, had an ultrasound and been diagnosed with cysts. Although my gynecologyst told me it’s a syndrome caused by the pill, she didn’t mention PCOS and only advised me to wait as I’m quite young (24) and don’t want to get pregnant at the moment, so no drastic cure is needed. But I’ve just checked on the internet and I’m terrified. Before getting on the pill I had no problems at all! Also, I’ve been losing weight these last 8 months (I’ve even lost my appetite a bit) and I don’t have the excessive hair growth, but otherwise this sounds like PCOS. I don’t want to take any more hormones, I’d prefer homeopathy. I’d love to get back to normal! Pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      No, the Pill is used to treat PCOS.

      It’s never been shown to cause it.

      You may have developed PCOS while on the pill and you didn’t notice because it was keeping you from ovulating.

      And with PCOS, you usually GAIN weight, not lose it.

      The usual symptoms of PCOS are weight gain or trouble losing weight, excessive facial (or even chest) hair growth, painful periods, irregular periods, blood sugar issues (like insulin resistance) and infertility.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you remove cysts with epsom salts?
    I have a bunch of cysts on my balls. (I’m certain their cysts because i’ve asked three different doctors about them. I’ve been told they’re not cancerous and the doctors say there’s no problem except for the obvious cosmetic one… they’ve also told me my only real option was surgery) Please don’t laugh… its already embarrassing enough. Recently I’ve heard soaking cysts and the surrounding areas in epsom salts for a few weeks may cure the problem. Is that true, has anyone else successfully done this? Also, has anyone ever went through surgery to remove cysts (on the balls or any other place)? Do they come back… i’d hate to have surgery to only have them pop up again.

    Also one other question… how and why do cysts form? Is it something I’m doing to cause them?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had problems with cysts before. Not in a region of that sort, but my legs especially.

      If they are sebaceous cysts, then yes. Soaking them in water as hot as you can stand it with lots of epsom salts will definitely help to draw the problem to the surface, and will often cause them to rupture, but this speeds healing. Also, this could be a sign of a staph infection, in which case you could need antibiotics and you should get a second opinion.

      If they never burst but just kind of hang out there, then get a second opinion about treatment also.

      The surgery could probably be done with local anesthesia, right in the doctor’s office, and would probably really help the problem…

      Either way I think you should look into it further.

  16. QUESTION:
    Anyone think they were pregnant and then turn out to have a cyst? How can you tell if it’s a cyst & ur not?
    What if you never have late periods and you havent had a period since april 20 but when you were 20 days late you got spotting for 2 days, and since then no period. you got a yeast infection, but you cured it, and your belly-button is tender on the inside and feels like it is popping out. its shallower inside than it was and seriously looks like its gonna flip inside out. i looked all this up online
    pregnant women are more prone to yeast infections due to sudden change in hormones
    and the belly button thing happens to women but usually not until about a month later than i would be which makes me worry maybe twins bcuz they run in my family. it also says that a cyst can cause pain around ur navel but mine is inside and doesnt hurt thatt bad, just tender.

    do you think it’s pregnancy or could i have a cyst?

    they say cysts usually have no symptoms but if you do you will have pelvic pain and other stuff. i dont have any of those symptoms except change in menstrual cycle..

    what do you think? im just looking for other possibilities bcuz im only 18 nd rly am not ready for a child please give me your honest opinion tho.

    • ANSWER:
      telll your doctor and ask for an ultrasound they should be able to tell if it is one or the other but they might test you for the pregnancy hormone first using urine or blood test

  17. QUESTION:
    Sebaceous Cysts on groin??!! Advice and thoughts, please!?
    I am 22 years old. Embarassed to post this here, but really need some advice.

    I have what I am fairly positive is just a small outbreak of sebaceous cysts. They’re common in my family, we ALL get them.. and it’s usually on the groin somewhere or under the arms or on the inner thigh. The pain is minimal unless they are touched. (Then they hurt a bit.) There is some itching that’s been irritating me though, I can attribute this mostly to sweating.. making the skin irritated. That’s usually the only time it itches.

    Usually there will only be one of them, so I was a little concerned.. because upon irritation, from sweating and or. itching I have developed about 4 of them, all next to one another, on the outside of my labia majora.

    The first one appeared a few weeks ago, after shaving. That’s when I noticed it. I’ve applied compresses on occassion, and it brings the size down.. but irritates it a bit at first, making it itch. They are small, and beneath the skin but raised like bumps. With just a SLIGHT color difference from my flesh already there. They’re just small bumps. The sweating, and underwear rubbing against it has caused them to spread. Normally they go away on their own for me within a week or two.. but as of now, this has been ongoing for about 3 weeks. They will shrink and subside.. start to heal.. but, I have relocated recently to a hotter climate, I’m not used to it.. and I’m sweating more than usual in that area.

    Is this abnormal at all? I’ve been starting to freak out a little bit just because they’re not healing. I’m aggrevated and stressed. I don’t currently have any health insurance, and would like to avoid a trip to a clinic if possible. Are there any home remedies anyone has tried? Is there any way to keep the area dry? This seems to be my main problem inhibiting the healing process.

    I don’t want to try just popping them, I tried that with the first one initially and couldn’t get anything to come out. Also.. in the past, popping them was a very temporary fix for me. Another would usually resurface near or in the same spot after a week or so. In the past I’ve applied a black drawing salve.. and it healed on it’s own. This time though, the salve just made them smaller, it hasn’t cured me.

    I’m certain this isn’t an STD.. They’re barely noticable unless you really look at them, they’re not large, they’re not pussy or open or scabbed over. Upon touch, they can be moved around slightly. They are very tender.. Itchy, and painful if bothered.

    Please.. Any advice and/ or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had two of those things on my back and hip area.

      The largest one the Doctor sliced opened and drained using a half roll of paper towels! It never returned.

      You should see a Doctor.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have 4 cysts in the left breast and 7 in the right breast.?
    This was known from a mammogram and ultrasound which was done a week ago.The largest one is 1.4 cm in the right breast and it used to hurt a little but now the pain is more consistant.Do you think the mammo could have caused further harm to it?
    aia have been advised by the radiologist to have a biopsy though she said that she was sure that the cysts were begnin!
    I have started some homeopathic treatment and have to take this medicine every houir and have been told by the homeopath that they will dissapear in 2 months………….so do u think it is o.k to wait for the biopsy for 2 months?Do any of you know any one who was cured by homeopathy?Please do answer my queris……………by the way I am 46 years old ,
    Regards,
    Ambareen

    • ANSWER:
      Well some women have cystic breasts I do and I think it would be alot easier to get it taken care of and put your mind at rest from worry than to hope the homeopathic way would work and the waiting is awful. My biopsy and minor surgery was very quick and easy and benign but if it wasn’t then that 2 month waiting could make things worse. Good Luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    Should I do a hysterectomy?
    I have Adenomyosis (endometriosis that has entered my uterine walls: heavy bleeding, lots of clots, VERY painful periods). Last month I had an ovarian cyst rupture that caused ALOT of pain. My doc has said only cure for adenomyosis is birth control pills, which I am not willing to go on because I had a friend die from a blood clot caused by birth control pills…..or a hysterectomy. He can also remove my ovaries at the same time to prevent me from having future cysts rupture. Just wondered if anyone has had the same issues, and what you’ve done to fix the situation. If I do the ovaries too, then I’ll have to do hormone therapy for the next 12 or so years until I’m 50.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmm. If I were you, I’d get the hysterectomy, because I don’t think the birth control pills would make a huge difference in terms of pain given the adenomyosis. Ordinarily I’d just say try the birth control pills and see if they work first, since if they don’t work you can just get the hysterectomy in the end, but will have the comfort of knowing you tried everything else first. But if you refuse to take them, then that’s not an option. But add me to the voices that are telling you that your fear of birth control pills is irrational, provided you don’t smoke and you’re not obese and you don’t have a clotting factor issue. Hysterectomy is far more dangerous than birth control pills, though death is still low and should not be a consideration for you, because I assume you are young and otherwise healthy. 1 in 1000 die from hysterectomy: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Hysterectomy.html , though far more have various negative side effects of hysterectomy. But 4 in 100,000 die from birth control pill usage at your age, so hysterectomy is almost 100 times more dangerous than the pill (http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/03/13/2010-03-13_birth_control_pills_not_associated_with_longterm_death_risk_study.html) .

      I do want to correct something someone else said: they said that post menopausal hormone replacement is just as dangerous as birth control pills in terms of clotting, but that’s not true. Birth control pills all contain the artificial estrogen “ethinyl estradiol”, and they are taken orally. Ethinyl estradiol raises clotting risk, and processing by the liver of the estrogen also raises clotting risk due to chemical changes that occur in the liver. However, with post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy you can have the option of taking plain old “estradiol”, not ethinyl estradiol, and you can take it via a hormone patch, which bypasses the liver and therefore does not raise clotting risk AT ALL. (the birth control hormone patch DOES raise clotting risk, but that’s because it contains ethinyl estradiol). Furthermore it’s important for you to know that getting your ovaries removed before age 42 has been shown to almost double mortality risk, IF you don’t take hormones. So it’s important that you take hormones. And don’t listen to the people who say that taking hormones is bad, because that only applies to women who use it as hormone extension, beyond the natural age of menopause. You’re genuinely using it as replacement. Your life span has been shown to be statistically shorter if you don’t take hormone replacement if you’re younger than a certain age, plus risk of things like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, osteoporosis, etc. is raised if you don’t take hormones. But this is all moot: I recommend you don’t get your ovaries removed, because there’s presumably nothing wrong with them, and taking hormone replacement is a pain in the ass to find the right combination, and can come with all kinds of problems. I assume you’ll have to take progesterone because women with endometriosis must take progesterone if they’re taking estrogen post-hysterectomy, and you might have endo as well as adenomyosis.Progesterone comes with a lot of side effects–problems that don’t seem to happen if it’s ovarian progesterone, in my experience.
      Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Recurring pilonoidal cyst? Permanent cure for military?
    When I was 12(im now 21) I had a pilonoidal cyst and I ended up having the cyst sliced and drained and then stuffed with gauze for a long time (I believe its called lancing). Ive had recurrences at least once a year in the last 5 or 6 years. I usually just stayed off that area and waited a bit and it healed and went away. It’s been a pain for a while now, but I’t hasnt limited my life as much until now. I want to join the military upon college graduation. I’ve been training and after doign a few situps I’ve had another flair up. I’ve read about another option of having an excision whether open or closed. Will having an excision where the are is scraped out and removed stop recurrances? I will also need to be able to do situps for the military, will this surgery after its healed allow me to do this exercise without causing another problem? Each the cyst has flaired up, its in the same spot.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    irregular bleeding, constant period, no good options?
    I’m 21 and have had heavy/irregular bleeding (periods) for many years. I’ve been on birth control pills since I was 16 to help this (tried many different kinds and types including the Depo shot and the patch). I’ve had pelvic ultrasounds (all normal) and even did tests for STD’s knowing there was no chance I had any. I’m now on the bc pill that is supposed to be 4 periods a year as well as on daily estrogen. Nothing is working to control the bleeding.
    The only other thing my dr/obgyn suggested was an IUD or a D&C but I’m hesitant to do those knowing the risks (and was advised not to by both drs due to the risks and my age and the fact that I would like to have kids someday).
    I would like to be able to live a normal life without bleeding constantly.
    Does anyone have any ideas of what is causing this or how to cure it????

    More info about why my dr and obgyn didn’t want me to get an IUD:
    Family history of “female problems” (breast cancer, ovarian cysts, breast fibroids, ovarian polyps, endometriosis and multiple miscarriages).
    Increased risk of infection. Can even cause permanent damage in some cases.
    Risk of the IUD implanting itself elsewhere, or going through the uterine wall or even into the fallopian tube.
    And mainly- because I am young and am not going to be using it as a bc device (i.e. I want to be able to have kids within the next few years or sooner and not be unable to while having an IUD). Rather I would like a more permanent solution that allows me to have kids once I am married (my bf is ALREADY ready for kids) and still will stop my period until then and after then.

    We’ve discussed this many times. I’ve had several 2nd opinions. Everyone tells me the same thing.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Anyone with this infertility problem?
    My DR diagnosed me with PolyCystic Ovarion Syndrom or ( PCOS) earlier this year. It basically means I have multiple cysts on my ovaries that will not burst, it causes a hormonal imbalance. My body makes estrogen but not progesterone. I also have a higher level of testosterone. ( the male hormone)
    Along with other symptoms such as pain, irregular cycles, a weight issue and a few minor things.
    For over 5 years DR has been tryign to solve my prob, untill finally I oudl one in MArch that diagnosed me. She immediatly put me on a Progesteron cream to help balance out my hormones. I also went on a diet ( upp till holidays, then I blew it), and have taken several vitamins and herbs.
    My cycles became regular. 2 months ago my DR had me start checking my Basal temp to see if I was ovulating. ( PCOS casues me not to ovulate and infertility). Nothing on my basal temp indicated I was ovulating.
    In the meantime, my husband and I have tried every positiona dn trick we know of. I DO ahve a child who is 8. She was a reslut of a teen pregnancy…so obviously it is possible for em to get preggers rite?
    Last month my cycle was very lite asnd only lasted 1 day. I am suppsoed to start this weekend but have no usual PMS symptoms. I have taken a PG test and it was negative. I ahve had a few symptoms such as tiredness, nasea and headaches, along with a milky white discharge. But, as I said the test was negative. I ahve been under a lot of stress this last month due to holidaya s and finals for college and dad beign in ICU.
    So..here are my Q’S
    Has anyone ever heard of PCOS? Do you know of any cures? Is there a website that may help? Why would I be doing so well, then come up with weird symptoms? Can me going off the diet for the holidays acasue thsi much damage? Or is it all stress related? or coudl I be pregers and the test not detect it? I do NOT feel pregnant though.
    Anyone experience this problem or knwo anythign botu thsi condition?
    Anyone have any
    As I said, I was on a diet and actually lost 28 pounds. Though I admit I prob gained it back over the holidays….couldn;t give up my egg nog.
    She wanted to put me on birth control but I chose not to take it for 3 reasons…..1 we Want a baby. 2…birth control makes me sicker and casues more probs and 3….birth control conatins high amounts of estrogene. My body produces estrogena but not progeterone..casusint estrogen levels to be thru the roof. Which is why she put me on a progesterone cream that I rub into my skin twice a day.
    So, is the weird period I ahd last month coincidence? It was on Thanksgiving daya dn very ite, almost non existent. I am suppsoed to start this weeknd but have no signs. Coudl going off my diet for the holidays ahve doen that much damage>? Or coudl stress do ti to me? Or could I possible be preggers….even though the test said no
    Just wanted to say sry for all the typos..i meant to hit spell check and accidentally posted it before i did

    • ANSWER:
      I have pcos. its the reason it took me 2 1/2 years to get pregnant. MY Dr put me on Metformin and 4 months later I got pregnant. she was going to put me on chlomid to get pregnant but wanted to help my disease not just give me fertility drugs. pcos is NOT curable. but it is manageable with Metformin. I don’t know if there is any other drugs that do the same. but it works for me. my sister also has pcos. her son is 6 and she has not been able to get pregnant since. but she also won’t take the metformin as it makes her to sick (it affects everyone differently) talk with your Dr about it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does tea tree oil help cure acne while using overnight or make you breakout even worse?
    I’m 22 yrs old and still suffering from acne. I have tried almost everything I can think of and while they might work for a few days to a few weeks the breakouts come back worse and longer then ever. I don’t know what is causing this when I am a healthy person when it come to eating, and drinking a lot of water. I do have high stress levels and that could be an indirect factor. I have tried murad(worked for a while), proactiv(didn’t work at all) and other over the counter products. I have tried natural remedies such as lemon juice, orange peels, egg white masks etc..seem to work a few days but then the acne comes back worse..I have looked up information on tea tree oil and have read that it helps oily skin like I have and helps get rid of the bacteria causing acne which in return will cure acne. I have applied tea tree oil to my face for about 3 nights and left it overnight and each morning my skin has broke out worse with more redness and even big cysts. Could this be the tea tree oil which I read suppost to help? I feel and look awful and have to wait a freakin month to see a dermatologist. I want to try to eliminate most of this by another week as I have an important event coming up. I have been dealing with this for years and don’t know what to do. I prefer natural products but don’t know what else to use. I’m looking for something that helps fix acne in days while it may not cure it I need something that can atleast reduce the redness and get rid of the cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne/pimples temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it’s at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I’m 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I’ve ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It’s unique cause of it’s herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem dot com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn’t work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  24. QUESTION:
    Pancreatitis, don’t quite fit into any causitive category, but a bit in some … Any GI’s out there?
    6 weeks ago, I went to my PD with what I thought was severe heartburn. I went to pharm. and he suggested Pepcid. I took it, no luck in an hour (like he said). I called and asked PD how long Pepcid takes to take it away, she said an hour, I said it’s been 4 hours and I was in agony. Severe abdominal pain, some vomiting, low grade fever. I had what I thought was the flu for 3 days prior (no pain, just didn’t feel well, diarr and low grade fever. She said come in. She took a blood test … Highly elevated Amylase and Lipase, somewhat elevated ALT, AST. Had weekly blood tests since then, and it’s been going down. Nearly normal Amylase, still 3 times normal Lipase (which is much lower than it was… nearly 3000).

    I read the following on internet as far as causes: 1) Alcoholism: “Alcohol is the leading culprit. Usually, it takes several years of heavy drinking — such as a 12-pack of beer of every day.” I drink, but not more than 3-4 drinks per night, 3-4 nights per week (if that!) however, I had a life altering even a few weeks before attack and did drink a bit more (nightly, maybe 4 drinks), but no ‘binge drinking’. Rarely drunk more than 4 times in the last year, no hangovers. 2) Gallstones: never had a symptom. 3) heridedary: nope, nobody. 4) Meds: rare cases of Lamictal and Ativan have been reported “after market, and reported on ‘compassionate please’ cases. I am on both. (BTW, Lamictal was raised from 150 mg to 200 mg 1 wk before attack, and due to stress, went from 1 ativan per day to 2-3). 5) no traumas.

    The pain was severe (I have little tolerance for pain), but not enough that I felt ER was necessary. Nor did she. I was still walking around and doing what shopping I had to do, etc. OTC painkillers helped.

    Background: 48 yrs old, F, somewhat healthy diet. I feel fine now. Having another blood test Monday. Also have history of ovarian problems…. recently, cysts, fibroids. Any known relation? Any herbal/alternative cures or remedies? Is this permanent? She says never another drink of alcohol, not even cough syrup. Is that true? Even socially, a couple here and there? Due to my two year history of drugs (antidepressants, Lamictal, Xanax, Ativan … all prescribed by Dr’s), I have also taken Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid to counteract the med’s effect on liver.

    Just can’t find enough general information on this on the internet. Just doom, gloom, not so great mortality rates, and a future of horror to live with … kidney dialysis, heart failure, liver failure, extreme pain, narcotic addiction, surgeries.

    Please advise… Thank you and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, she is absolutely correct. You were drinking a lot of alcohol before your onset of acute pancreatitis. It may not seem like a lot, but you really WERE drinking enough to cause pancreatitis. If you continue to drink and you have recurring episodes of it, you could end up with chronic pancreatitis. Anyway, you were very lucky as it seems like you didnt have a severe case of it. But unfortunately, acute pancreatitis can get very dangerous if you have a bad enough case of it (I interviewed a patient the other day who had it and was just getting discharged from the hospital 2 months later). So yes, stay completely away from any alcohol – its not worth the risk.

  25. QUESTION:
    Significent ovarian pain?
    About 3 years ago I had horrible pelvic pain, enough to land me on the ER every month. I was given morphine and slept for about 15 hours everytime.

    I went to a gyno and since I wasn’t sexually active(virgin) she didn’t want to do a pelvic exam, internal ultrasound or anything really and she gave a presumptive diagnosis of ovarian cysts.
    I was given birth control(seasonique) to cure that. I finished 3 months of that and felt fine so I went off it.

    I was doing really good-pain free- until the beginning of this year (February). 

    Well now that I AM sexually active and am actively trying to conceive our first…it seems much worse.

    I am worried because they never knew for sure what was causing my pain. Either the cysts, endometriosis, or mittelschmertz but the birth control would have fixed any of those 3 things so yhats wy I was on it.

    Lately it hurts in my ovarian area to do so much as pass gas or go poopy(sorry). 

    I do have IBS and I know that can cause pain around there too. 
    Is this just my IBS acting up or something more serious(pcos,endo,etc.)

    I am on cycle 10 of trying to conceive and am getting worried.

    Any help would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If bowel movments bother you, I would suspect endometriosis. BC would have kept the pain at bay, but talk to your doctor about a diagnostic/clean up laprascopic surgery. This can not only elleviate your pain but it can also improve your chances of conceiveing!

  26. QUESTION:
    What should I do now…?!?
    ok so a couple months ago I had a HUGE cyst of my left ovary it caused me a lot of pain, I got it removed along with the ovary it was attatched to.

    Now im still feeling the same awful pain, I was convinced I had another cyst on my right ovary, I went in and got another ultrasound… I was right I had another (only 2 inches big)

    long story short my doctor tells me that, a cyst of that small size wouldn’t cause anyone pain… I disagree I think its causing me all of my pain (down there)

    opinions?
    Would a cyst of that size cause me no pain?

    I have awful lower back pain, a pressure and fullness (even numbness) in the vaginal area… pain when sitting standing and laying is the worst…I am so depressed about all of this I have had a pain for 6-7 months now. I thought by finding the first cyst I would be cured… Guess not :(
    I take any pain reliever I can.. the rest of my body feels good except down there.. :(

    • ANSWER:
      If you are sick and your doctor isn’t helping you – no matter what the problem is, go to a different doctor! I can’t stress this enough. There are so many doctors out there who just don’t know what they are doing. Remember, YOU are the boss, and they are your employee – it’s what you pay them for – to help you get better.

      Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me some info about Polycysic ovaries, not the syndrome?
    My gyno has diagnosed me with polycystic ovaries caused by my diet, he says to cure it i have to be on a high fibre diet because im also having symptoms of ibs. Im still ovulating every cycle i think, not regularly but regular compared to some people. i dont have hormonal imbalances or any of the symptoms of pcos other than irregular periods that fluctuate between 25 to 50 days and many cysts on both my ovaries making them almost the size of my uterus. I have been trying to conceive for almost 12 months now. The gyno wasn’t very helpful with information about it polycistic ovaries and i don’t go back to see him for another 2 weeks.
    Thankyou to anyone who can answer.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    my sister and her lumps does anyone know what they can be ?
    my sister, a mother of three children and wife of 38years old, has suffered from lumps appearing on most parts of her body for the past 6/7 years, they appear on her face, neck, under her breasts,groin and almost everywhere on her body.They are extremely painful and embarassing. She has seen her GP and a consultant in Blackburn,the consultant knows what it is but says it will be with her for life and that there is no cure and no name for them.Which i find strange,she has to put a pink scrub wash on her body four times a day and everytime she sees the consultant is given a different antibiotic etc.she cannot go anywhere and it is causing a lot of aggrovation within her family etc . The lumps look like boils or cysts and as one dissapears leaving a small scar where it was, another appears somewhere else.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds look hidradenitis suppurativa to me
      ( i think that’s how it’s spelt )
      I also have them lumps and they hurt as well as smell very bad, i finally got to see someone about mine and that is the name they said, i to have the scrub it smells just as bad and doesn’t work for me my Dr is still giving me antibiotics twice a month, sorry i cant be of any more help, still in pain with my last lot of lancing had some removed. please look at the site, it has answered a lot for me hope it helps your sister.

  29. QUESTION:
    I am worried about my fiance someone please help me?
    My fiance is 30 years old and has been healthy all of his life right up until this year and I am really scared I might lose him in the future if the doctors to catch what it may be.

    The doctors have done this so far with him: he has had several blood work, 2 ultrasounds, CT Scan, Cystoscopy, and they all have come back normal.

    The only thing that showed in the blood work was his kidneys are mildly abnormal and he has high protein in his urine. The rest of the blood work he had done have come back normal. He has no kidney stones, no tumors, no cysts and etc.

    He does have to go and see another specialist because the urolgist thinks he has some kind of disease that is causing the blood in the urine, the abnormal kidneys meaning that his kidneys are not functioning right, and the high protein in the urine.

    It is really scaring me what kind of disease could be causing this to happen?

    The symptoms he gets are tiredness, dizzy spells, he is cold all of the time, he is anemic, he is very white looking, he has lost a lot of weight, he gets bloated with a lot of gas, he doesn’t like to eat very much.

    Can someone please help me I am really worried we are suppose to get married next year and now this is happening. Is there any cures for a disease he may have? Will I lose him if something doesn’t get done in time? Could I lose him if there is no cure for the disease?

    Someone can you please help me?

    The doctors can’t figure out why he is having this problem at the age of 30 they said he should be healthy at this age.

    Please Help!
    Yes he is being referred to a nephrologist, which I am happy about that I am just scared to find out the results. I hope it isn’t to late and this problem has gotten severe. Hopefully it is in the mild stage and they can do something about it.

    Anyway thanks to everyone that has answered, I just pray and hope there is a cure for whatever problem he is having.

    I know I won’t be able to handle losing him if it is to late to do anything, I have lost a lot of loved ones in my life all the while growing up and even til this day. If I lose one more loved one that is in my life I don’t know what I’ll do. I won’t have anything to live for anymore. As sad as it may sound it is true. I have lost my family, I have lost my children and my heart can’t take anymore losses. Especially my fiance because he is my first true love.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of conditions that can cause the problems you describe. I suspect your fiance is being referred to a nephrologist who is a medical doctor, as opposed to a surgeon, who specializes in diseases of the kidneys. This physician should almost certainly be able to figure out what is going wrong and give you information on treatment and prognosis. Please note that the specialist may need to do more tests beyond what have already been done including possibly a biopsy (which usually requires an overnight stay in the hospital after the test is done). The specialist would only recommend a biopsy if it is needed to determine for sure what the diagnosis is. Sometimes it’s not necessary.
      Problems with the symptoms you describe almost always can be treated, but obviously since no one yet knows what the diagnosis is, no one can say if it can be cured or not.

  30. QUESTION:
    strange cure for appendicitis?
    Hello,
    My problem is probably quite unusual,in fact I have been treated in a particular way for my appendiceal attack of last month.In fact,I started to feel pain in my RLQ and clinical exam showed all the signs of appendicitis and the scan confirmaed that the appendix had enlarged,the surgeon gave me a antibiotic treatment and sceduled suregry for the following morning.When laparoscopy was done he found a ruptured ovarian cyst which he believed was the main cause of the pain that I felt and cured it,he saw the appendix and in spite of its slightly enlarged size he decided not to remove it as its global aspect didn’t look so bad.After surgery he gave me further antibiotic treatment for a couple of days and pain went away.I just think that it would have been easier for me if he had removed it as I know that an appendix that has had issues once can become inflammed in the future.Do you think that I if I get another pain attack I will be able to have this bloody thing out for good by insisting a little bit and directly asking the medical staff to help me get rid of it.I precise that I live in Franceand that it is the second abdominal surgey that I undergo for RLQ pain and that n one decided to remove my appendix.
    All testimonies and opinions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    What is this ongoing puss filled bump on my waist?
    I have had this lump right on my belt line approximately in the location of your right front pocket for almost two years now. It is not painful or hard, and it is usually about the size of a half a marble at its peak, but each day I can squeeze about a teaspoon of sometimes puss, and other times more watery looking fluid out of it. If I take a hot bath I can almost get rid of it completely, but within a day or two it is about the full size again. I did go to a doctor about 9 months ago and she said it was a cyst or a boil caused by an ingrown hair, which is possible since I do shave down there, and gave me a prescription for infection but it did exactly nothing. I have tried several things on it without any luck, so does anyone know what this is and if there are any home remedies to cure this since as usual, the Dr’s guess is as good as mine and did nothing for it? I have heard there are vitamins that will help clear this up.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      this sounds exactly like what my mother has had and it turned out to be a staph infection. MRSA, to be exact. Everyone carries it and some break out with these huge pus-filled bumps and other people never get them.. The last one my mom had was right where her bra goes on her left side. the Dr. drain over a CUP full of pus from it, packed it with a long piece of gauze, put her on a huge dosage of antibiotics and kept the packing in for 2 days. she also was prescribed an ointment of antibiotic to put up her nose each day because that is how staph is spread, among other ways. Use Dial soap, wash your hands quite a few times a day, keep your bathroom extra clean, and please stop picking at the sore. See your Dr. and good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Marijuana the cancer cure, why is it being kept from us?
    Hemp Oil medication to cure a lot of pain full and devastating disease. Rick Simpson is a Pioneer in making this treatment available.

    Rick Simpson Run from the Cure.

    The process is considered illegal due to the content it contains Marijuana.

    The whole process can be made at home as he claims, it is the T.H.C that is the ingredient that can cure loads of problems. This is a 100% natural cure, with no side effects unlike Pharmaceutical drugs that can cause damaging side effects like addiction, insomnia, etc etc.

    It is not used because there is no profit in curing things like Cancer. every person who has a problem a profit is made not to cure but to keep the money flowing.

    If Marijuana was so bad (as the Governments and health service claim) why are people aloud to be exposed to chemicals that are proved to be more harmful, we use in our everyday life from cleaning products at home to the food we eat.

    What do you think, is it right to keep something that is natural and effective from the public?

    I have had personal experience, i had to watch while my partner with cancer got worse while receiving treatment. He nearly died with it and the side effects where unbelievable scary and pain full.

    Check it out on YouTube he has 7 Videos or go to Phoenixtears web page to see for your self (Don’t know how to make a LINK)

    I got diagnosed with a condition which the NHS only offered the pill to ease my condition. PCOS is a condition which means i have cysts on my overies which leads to hormone imbalance, very intence pain, infertility, uncontroling moods and unable to control weight etc I suffered for years with no diagnosis, GPs passing me off as just having bad periods. It was the herbalist that gave me advise and lead to getting properly diagnosed.

    I went a herbalist which the NHS staff frowned on, did not believe it would do anything. Her treatment is very effective it has changed my life, but i have to pay for this life changing medication. It won’t cure it as it is not curable but manages it greatly by using Herbs.

    Hebalists do not get enough credit.
    This is my question: What do you think, is it right to keep something that is natural and effective from the public?

    If you read it and had a look at the web sites, you can not overdose. People are so brain washed by Pharmacitical companys.
    If anyone is going to coment PLEASE have a look at the web sites before making a comment.

    It is HEMP OIL which you only take a rice size amount. When you say overdose your link relates it to drink and it states the same effects as someone drinking too much.

    This question is aimed for people who are suffering from cancer or other diseases, who have had bad experiance with NHS treatment
    I watched my partner go through chemo and the effects that it had on him where frightening, in no relation to the effects of Marijuana. The report does suggest that THC from selected strains and processed to exract the hemp oil is effective to help the good cells and make the cancer cells dorment. Chemo is the oppisite and kills off all how is someone supposed to recover from that. When you see the effects of the treatment, when only a few months before he looked so normal. This possibility is appealing and hopefull.

    I have health problems which have been handled by herbs from a herbalist where the NHS could not offer me anything what does that tell you about conventional medacine.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is a great shame that people in this country can not reap the benefits of a natural and safe herb for pain management.

      And although I think it should be legal to everyone to do as they wish, it at least needs to be legal for those who need it most.

      From what I’ve learned, there was a big deal back in the 1930s (Harry J Anslinger?) and a bunch of anti-marijuana propaganda that’s still making it’s rounds today. It was made illegal on a stupid, unscientific basis anyway.

  33. QUESTION:
    Applicable for medicinal marijuana?
    I live in Michigan where medicinal marijuana has just recently became legal. I have ovarian cysts that burst and regrow every month causing me to be miserably sick because of the toxins they release. The only cure to the type of cycts I have is pain killers and birth control. I’m not about to get addicted to pain killers, and I can’t ever have birth control in my life because my father died from a blood clot along with a few other immediate family members. So not a doctor wants to prescribe that to me. So i’m an avid smoker as is and the only thing that ever helps with the sickness and pain is smoking. So I was thinking about talking to my doctor about this. But I don’t know if that is a legitimate reson even though this problem is so debilitating. Do you think I should even bother approaching my doctor about this? Oh and please refrain yourselfs from posting idiotic comments about marijuana I won’t care about anyways, you’re only wasting your time. But if you can’t help it go ahead and humor me.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently I think 250 ailments that cannabis is useful for and pain and nausea are definately on the list. Most family practice physicians are hesitant to write recommendations for marijuana, even though they are allowed to. You will need to find a medical marijuana doctor. You can visit www.canorml.org for a list of prescribing doctors in your area.(this is the California NORML. From here you will be able to find the NORML for Michigan.) You will need to bring documented proof of your ailment. Without your medical records, you may be turned away. Good luck. I hope this helps you.

  34. QUESTION:
    Unusual treatment for appendicitis?
    Hello,
    My problem is probably quite unusual,in fact I have been treated in a particular way for my appendiceal attack of last month.In fact,I started to feel pain in my RLQ and clinical exam showed all the signs of appendicitis and the scan confirmaed that the appendix had enlarged,the surgeon gave me a antibiotic treatment and sceduled suregry for the following morning.When laparoscopy was done he found a ruptured ovarian cyst which he believed was the main cause of the pain that I felt and cured it,he saw the appendix and in spite of its slightly enlarged size he decided not to remove it as its global aspect didn’t look so bad.After surgery he gave me further antibiotic treatment for a couple of days and pain went away.I just think that it would have been easier for me if he had removed it as I know that an appendix that has had issues once can become inflammed in the future.Do you think that I if I get another pain attack I will be able to have this bloody thing out for good by insisting a little bit and directly asking the medical staff to help me get rid of it.I precise that I live in Franceand that it is the second abdominal surgey that I undergo for RLQ pain and that n one decided to remove my appendix.
    All testimonies and opinions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      The appendix is known to be a functioning part of the human immune system. Removal of the appendix appears to cause no change in digestive function or overall lifestyle, and living without an appendix does not cause any known health problems. However, because the appendix may have an underappreciated role in the immune system and because it can sometimes be used in surgical reconstruction, it is no longer routinely removed if a person is having surgery for another reason.

      See the following articles for more detailed information.

  35. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis treatment?
    Hello,
    My problem is probably quite unusual,in fact I have been treated in a particular way for my appendiceal attack of last month.In fact,I started to feel pain in my RLQ and clinical exam showed all the signs of appendicitis and the scan confirmaed that the appendix had enlarged,the surgeon gave me a antibiotic treatment and sceduled suregry for the following morning.When laparoscopy was done he found a ruptured ovarian cyst which he believed was the main cause of the pain that I felt and cured it,he saw the appendix and in spite of its slightly enlarged size he decided not to remove it as its global aspect didn’t look so bad.After surgery he gave me further antibiotic treatment for a couple of days and pain went away.I just think that it would have been easier for me if he had removed it as I know that an appendix that has had issues once can become inflammed in the future.Do you think that I if I get another pain attack I will be able to have this bloody thing out for good by insisting a little bit and directly asking the medical staff to help me get rid of it.I precise that I live in Franceand that it is the second abdominal surgey that I undergo for RLQ pain and that n one decided to remove my appendix.
    All testimonies and opinions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      you should be able to, you are correct in one aspect, when the appendix becomes enlarged, it has a tendency to have more complications in the future, you need to tell you doctor that it keeps hurting (even when it doesn’t) and he will probably ber forced to remove it if you are that frustrated with it, so you should pressure him into removing it if you can, although there is still a good chance that it will not have to be removed in the the future and that it will not give you any problems.

  36. QUESTION:
    appendicitis and antiobiotical treatment?
    Hello,
    My problem is probably quite unusual,in fact I have been treated in a particular way for my appendiceal attack of last month.In fact,I started to feel pain in my RLQ and clinical exam showed all the signs of appendicitis and the scan confirmaed that the appendix had enlarged,the surgeon gave me a antibiotic treatment and sceduled suregry for the following morning.When laparoscopy was done he found a ruptured ovarian cyst which he believed was the main cause of the pain that I felt and cured it,he saw the appendix and in spite of its slightly enlarged size he decided not to remove it as its global aspect didn’t look so bad.After surgery he gave me further antibiotic treatment for a couple of days and pain went away.I just think that it would have been easier for me if he had removed it as I know that an appendix that has had issues once can become inflammed in the future.Do you think that I if I get another pain attack I will be able to have this bloody thing out for good by insisting a little bit and directly asking the medical staff to help me get rid of it.I precise that I live in Franceand that it is the second abdominal surgey that I undergo for RLQ pain and that n one decided to remove my appendix.
    All testimonies and opinions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      I live in the US and am not a surgeon. My experience however would allow me to state that in the US its likely that once you had laparoscopy- even if your appendix was normal and another cause of your pain determined the surgeon would have removed the appendix for exactly the reasons you state. In the first place he did not operate to identify a ruptured ovarian cyst- based on what you have stated- he was aware of the appendix being inflamed and enlarged. He obviously operated to remove your appendix and prevent it from becoming gangrenous and rupturing while he could. Doesn’t make sense to me at all. Ethically now presuming you have no symptoms and the appendix inflammation subsided with the antibiotics he will have to wait for a recurrence which is likely in the future. I do not know how the system works in France and what input you have but I wouldn’t hesitate to make your wishes known. The appendix performs no known function of worth in an adult. Best wishes.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can contraceptives cause PCOS — heeeelp :)?
    I was on the pill for 5 years and stopped 8 months ago. As I haven’t had periods ever since, I’ve consulted my gynecologist, had an ultrasound and been diagnosed with cysts. Although my gynecologyst told me it’s a syndrome caused by the pill, she didn’t mention PCOS and only advised me to wait as I’m quite young (24) and don’t want to get pregnant at the moment, so no drastic cure is needed. But I’ve just checked on the internet and I’m terrified. I’ve been losing weight these last 8 months (I’ve even lost my appetite a bit) and I don’t have the excessive hair growth, but otherwise this sounds like PCOS. I don’t want to take any more hormones, I’d prefer homeopathy. I’d love to get back to normal! Pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      NO, the pill does not cause PCOS. PCOS is not a disease of the ovaries–it’s a metabolic disease and the ovarian repercussions are just symptoms, not the cause.

  38. QUESTION:
    soframycin boil cyst on butt help?
    IS it ok if i put soframycin on a cyst or boil i have on my butt. It is areally small boil…half the size of a pea. I have also heard if i put garlic and onion paste on it, it will cause all the pus to come out and cure the infection…Is this ok to do..

    http://www.magazine.ayurvediccure.com/cure-for-boils/

    • ANSWER:
      Use a clean washcloth and wet it with hot water. Place it on your boil, the boil will soon come to a head and you can lance it and clean it out.

      Be sure that once it’s opened that you keep the infected area very clean.

      Also be very, VERY careful when handling any materials with the infection on it. That’s where the bacteria is and you don’t want to re-infect any other areas or anyone else! Maybe wear those thin surgical gloves while you are working on this and then discard all soiled materials very carefully so that the germs don’t spread.

      If you use anything like a needle then use alcohol to sterilize all materials, it might even be better to just discard the articles altogether if you can do so.

  39. QUESTION:
    Accutane…[i have a lot of specific questions!]?
    I have just started the process of getting on Accutane and it will be about another month before I will actually begin taking it. After everything I’m reading and researching, I am really starting to get scared. I have folliculitis which has not been able to be cured by antibiotics or anything for several years now. My doctor thinks this is my last shot!
    so…several main questions I have:

    * If I currently have no acne cysts or huge acne bumps, will Accutane still cause them??

    * Does it really get a whole lot worse before it gets better?? and i know it truly depends on the person, but does anyone have any insight as to how long I can expect it to get worse before it starts to go away?

    * Should I really be as nervous as I am?? lol

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i took accutane 2 years ago and am about to go back on it again (didn’t keep my skin clear after i was off it)

      - if you don’t have major acne no, prob not, it may cause a couple but that’s just all impurities coming out.

      - its not going to magically work right away, it does take time prob around 1-2 months

      - don’t be nervous, its totally worth having the perfect clear skin, even if it doesn’t last. just stock up on moisturizers and REALLY good chapstick. also if you have oily hair it gets rid of that too! good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    boils/cyst bikini area?
    I have been getting huge bumps that are like boils/cysts around my bikini area for years. Some will eventually go away but leave hideous scars and cause excruciating pain as well as embarrassment. Many of them emit large amounts of puss and blood. I’ve seen a dermatologist and was told the only way to stop these from reoccurring is to use laser hair removal. I get them at least once a month. Isn’t there anything else I can do to stop these/cure them? How shall I properly treat them? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I was told the only way is to have the Doctor to lance them then they go away forever. The ones you get are in the same area and will regrow over n over. Ask your doctor next time your in to see them.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a treatment/cure for cystic ovaries?
    During my 2nd pregnancy, I had bleeding and cramping several times, the doc did ultrasounds each time and didn’t no what caused it. Three months after I gave birth, I began having cramping, pain in lower left abdomen, pelvic pressure, abnormal cycles, pain during sex, etc. The doc found a large cyst which later went away, but at my follow up said my ovaries were polycystic. All my doc said was I could have problems conceiving in the future. This worries me, because it already took almost a year to conceive my 2nd child, and it only took one cycle to conceive my first! It is very painful, annoying and uncomfortable. Is there any treatment/cure for this? Also, could it have caused my bleeding during my pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly how you are feeling. I too have polycystic ovary disease. It could have caused your bleeding during your pregnancy but it’s hard to say. I had so many cysts on my ovaries that they were the size of tennis balls. I had have a wedge resection of both before I got pregnant with my 2nd child. They literally cut a wedge out of the ovary and then sew it back together. Needless to say, I didn’t wait as long after the 2nd before I had my 3rd. It took me 6 yrs between 1 and 2 and only 1 1/2 between 2 and 3.

      As far as treatment/cure for it, as a nurse I don’t know of a cure. Treatment is usually laproscopic removal of the cyst(s). I have had this done twice since my wedge. According to my gynecologist, there is nothing that he knows of to do other than that.

      In my case, the symptoms would be very slight and infrequent at the beginning and would gradually increase over time until it would interfer with my life. I would have the lap done and start over again. My symptoms seemed to be worse the week before my period. Some women get relief with OTC PMS meds for a while. Another thing that helps some is birth control pills. The birth control also allows you to kinda plan around your symptoms and get ahead of them if possible because you know when your period will be within 1-2 days. Unfortunately one of mine got so bad that it was restricting blood flow and I had to have the entire ovary removed. After surgery, the doc told me that it was worse than he thought. It was also very infected and was in essence posioning me slowly. Three months later, I felt better than I had in 5-6 years. It’s amazing what your body can deal with on it’s own without help from the doctors.

      Sorry this is so long but I hope this helps or at least reaffirms some of your info. A web site that I use almost daily is mayoclinic.com. Another site I use is webmd.com. Both of these sites have a similar Q&A site to this that is monitored by medical professionals who answer questions as well as other people who have the problem in question or a family member who does and they pass along tips as to what has helped them.

      Good Luck!!

  42. QUESTION:
    if I smack a person with a chemical imbalance in depression in the face, will they get depressed or angry?
    figuratively speaking not violently. Since the chemical imbalance is so strong that they can’t feel any other emotion but depression then they should just get depressed and walk away with a sad face, the chemical imbalance is a cyst that pushes on the frontal lobe of the brain causing thought patterns to act erratically. Along with the production of endorphins are cut off or slowed down causing the person to be saddened by every event, the cyst is not a tumor but a genetic malfunction in development that causes the brain to form unbalanced. The unbalance never gets any bigger which is a modern mystery as to why it stays the same size throughout the persons life, there is no known cure for the genetic malfunction except by medication. Which is shown to increase the endorphin production, causing the person to feel happier about every event. The endorphin gland is a highly needed organ for the interaction between two individuals, without the endorphin gland a person can’t connect with someones emotions. Now studies have shown that the gland cannot be repaired or regrown by any surgery and it continues to be a mystery as to why the gland can’t be repaired by the body. Since the physical structure of the brain is said to change with every thought and chemical functions change repeatedly, from happy to sad, to depressed to lonesome to unsure. Surely such a flexible organ can force a missing piece to function, instead though medication to shock therapy is recommended. Shock therapy is the result of jolting electric volts to an unbalanced mind, in order to forcefully mend the broken pieces. Though how is the endorphin gland a broken piece when its said to be an entire gland missing specific functions?
    are you a doctor? can you explain it to me?
    either the endorphin gland to a missing piece in a function, or the endorphin gland itself is missing a vital piece. Though if the endorphin gland is missing a vital piece to its function which is the production of more endorphins, how is living capable by a person with a piece missing from the endorphin gland. Since the endorphin gland is necessary, with no endorphin gland then the person is left with severe down syndrome. With little production of endorphins, then it would result in mood changes but that conflicts the brains ability to change the flow of endorphin production.
    holy shit companies are selling drugs under the table with that link

    • ANSWER:
      What??

  43. QUESTION:
    What could have caused this random breakout?
    Thankfully, I’ve gotten my (seemingly hormonal–I have mild PCOS) acne under control in the past year by taking birth control and going to the dermatologist. She prescribed a benzoyl peroxide wash, clindamycin lotion and tretinoin gel. I haven’t had those deep, painful cysts in a long long time, but a couple days ago, I noticed some pimples forming on both sides of my face, more toward my ears, but right above the place where my bottom teeth end (so a little above the jaw line). Also, I have a huge, very very painful, under the skin cyst right beside my left nostril.

    I’m just trying to figure out why I’d randomly breakout…I can’t recall eating something different. I have been taking some supplements more often to stay healthy for the winter (elderberry, olive leaf extract, l-lysine, vitamin D3, occasionally vitamin B/C and cranberry but not often). But I have taken them before with no problems I don’t think…the only new one is vitamin D3…but isn’t that supposed to CURE acne anyway?

    I am due for my period on tuesday or wednesday, but I usually never get period breakouts anymore, so I don’t know what the problem is…

    • ANSWER:
      maybe just wait til after your menses & if the pimples etc are still there go back to the dermatologist♦

  44. QUESTION:
    please could someone inform me as much information about pcos!! cause i have it!?
    hi! i just want to know all about pcos!! can it be cured? can you have kids?? what kinds of food should i eat?? how does it occur?? why it occurs?? what are cysts around the ovaries?? basically everything because i really want to know all what there is to know about it! im just really worried!! and i want to know as much as i can so that i know what is going on inside body!! so i can prevent the chances of not being able to have kids!!
    thank you so much for your time!!

    • ANSWER:
      you can discover all possible symptoms and possible treatment for PCOS – see links below

  45. QUESTION:
    Pain/discomfort during intercourse…please help.?
    I’d like to give as many details as possible, so please bear with me. =)

    Okay, so I have been having pain during intercourse for about 2 months now. The pain is usually most obvious at the first penetration, where it is a very severe (almost burning/stinging) pain. It feels like it is deep in my cervix but it’s hard to say exactly where the pain is because it isn’t really concentrated in just one place. I can say however that it is definitely a vaginal pain, not pelvic or anything else. The pain usually dissipates after a minute or so but sometimes intercourse is still uncomfortable and not pleasurable like it once was.

    I’d like to kind of weed out a lot of the problems that I know it’s not.

    - First of all, I’ve had the same sex partner for almost 2 years.
    - I’ve been to the gynecologist TWICE in the last month and the first time I was given a pill to cure a mild yeast infection (the pain is still here like I said so I guess that isn’t the problem). The 2nd time I weant for my yearly exam and saw my regular gynecologist who told me I am healthy and could not come up with a reason why I am having this pain. She checked for infections, cysts, endometriosis, and STDs and said that none were the cause and that I appear to be very healthy.
    - I’m am pretty sure that the pain does NOT come from him “hitting the back of me” or from me not being excited enough.
    - Also, as a side note, I have no other unusual symptoms. My period is regular, I have no irregular discharge or bleeding…etc.
    - For the record, I am taking birth control but I have been taking the same low-dose estrogen for years. I have also been sexually active for years and never experienced a problem with my birth control or intercourse in general.

    So…sorry for all the details! But this leaves me wondering what could be the problem? I really want to know…this pain is becoming a real nuisance and I’d like to know how to get rid of it ASAP.

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can offer!
    Thanks Lula, but I’d like to clarify that we do use condoms. I thought at first that I may have had a bad reaction to a certain condom so we stopped using it and tried 2 diff. kinds but the pain is still there. We also use lube every time, and have also taken time off (more than a few days). Erg…see? It’s so weird I don’t know what it could be it seems like nothing is left. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Very interesting. At first a whole bunch of ideas came to mind, but then you said you got checked for everything I thought of.

      I found an interesting article from the Mayo Clinic about the medical term dyspareunia. It’s defined as “persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse and that causes you personal distress”. It listed several causes such as:

      -inadequate lubrication (not enough foreplay, inadequate lubrication is also commonly caused by a drop in estrogen levels)

      -injury, trauma or irritation

      -inflammation, infection or skin disorder (an infection in your genital area or urinary tract can cause painful intercourse. Eczema or other skin problems in your genital area also can be the problem)

      -reactions to birth control products (it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to foams, jellies or latex. Pain may also be caused by an improperly fitted diaphragm or cervical cap)

      -vaginusmus (Involuntary spasms of the muscles of the vaginal wall (vaginismus) can make attempts at penetration very painful.

      -vestibulitis (painful penetration also occurs in a condition called vestibulitis, which is characterized by unexplained stinging or burning around the opening of your vagina)

      There are various forms of treatment. Check out the link to the article and maybe talk to your doctor about this. Hope it helps!

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/painful-intercourse/DS01044

  46. QUESTION:
    Do I have PCOS — pls help!?
    I was on the pill for 5 years and stopped 8 months ago. As I haven’t had periods ever since, I’ve consulted my gynecologist, had an ultrasound and been diagnosed with cysts. Although my gynecologyst told me it’s a syndrome caused by the pill, she didn’t mention PCOS and only advised me to wait as I’m quite young (24) and don’t want to get pregnant at the moment, so no drastic cure is needed. But I’ve just checked on the internet and I’m terrified. Before getting on the pill I had no problems at all. Also, I’ve been losing weight these last 8 months (I’ve even lost my appetite a bit) and I don’t have the excessive hair growth, but otherwise this sounds like PCOS. I don’t want to take any more hormones, I’d prefer homeopathy. I’d love to get back to normal! Pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      You def shouldn’t wait to get this problem solved. I was like this at around 16 years old and was told them same thing. That I was young and since I wasn’t ready to have kids, it wasn’t a big deal. Well, now I am 32 and had my first child @ 28 with the help of hormone therapy. It took me 8 months to get pregnant. I still don’t have my periods but I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I would get a second opinion and if you def wanna have children, you deal with it now!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    I was an egg donor, now I have endometriosis and would have adymiosis is I still had a uterus. Is this why?
    Since I donated eggs, I have had recurring ovarian cysts, adymiosis, as well as endometriosis now. The first cysts was a dermoid cysts (had to operate), then I had ovarian cysts frequently, the kind that rupture. This last year I have had so much pain, they found out that I had adymiosis, the only “cure” for this is to remove the uterus. That was done, but when I was in the OR, they realized that I also had full blown endometriosis as well as 12 cysts at that time. I donated the eggs to help support my child as well as myself. I am really glad that I have a child since I can no longer have them because of all this. Is this what caused it? My doctor did not remove my ovaries due to my age (30 now). Next week I am starting on a monthly dose of Lupron for up to 6 months to relieve me of the pain. It is the worst pain and it consumes about 1/4th of my life. The facility that I went through was really aggressive with me. They kept me on meds longer that what I was originally told by almost a week. I am not sure if this was caused by the process of donating, but I had no problems before I did this. They starting within 6 months of beginning it all.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think so. Endometriosis is something you are usually born with. The medicines you took to donate your egs may have escalated it a bit but not caused it.

      I can understand why they didn’t take your ovaries, but they probably should have because you most likely have endometriosis implants on them as well. Endometriosis grows on estrogen, so you have a likelihood of needing more surgery down the road to remove it. If that happens you can have them take your ovaries at that time.

      I just had a full hysterectomy on Dec. 5th and suffer from endometriosis as well.

      This is a great website to join as there is much information and support from other women who have gone through the same thing.

      www.hystersisters.com

      Good luck to you.

  48. QUESTION:
    Cystic Acne Nightmare!?
    Alright so I’ve had really bad acne all my life almost. It started when I was 11 and now I’m 24 and it’s still here. My acne would get better sometimes with the most basic of cleansers like Oxy and stuff like that. Now that I’m 24 my acne has come back and is the worse type of acne you can get. It is cystic acne.

    This started 9 months ago after I decided to wash my face with scented soap. A HUGE cyst appeared by my nose and from then on more followed. My brother even named my first cyst “Alfonso” because it was that big.

    Anyway…basically cysts will appear whenever I get acne of any kind, even if I just get just once little acne. They acne will swell usually within 4 days of appearing, instead of healing. They get big and swollen and painful and can take weeks upon weeks to even start to not swell anymore, regardless if I touch it or not. If I pop them, that helps reduce the swelling in the long run but every cyst that I get leaves one of two things behind to remind me it was there. A dark red scar (even if I don’t touch it), or a hard bump under the skin. Sometimes these will fade away within like 3-5 months…but some stay. I have had the Alfonso one who started this madness, under my skin for over a year now!

    So…I started to become frightened after about 9 months of having cystic acne. I starting thinking that my face would never heal and I’d look ugly for the rest of my life with all the red scars and swelling bumps. I read up on how to cure it. I tried reducing my milk and sugar intakes. Reducing sugar actually has slowed down the acne but has not stopped it. I switched to using non-scented Ivory soap instead of Scented soap.

    Next I tried drinking lots of water and lemon juice. I tried using Benzoyl Peroxide on my face in hefty amounts. Surprisingly this tamed the acne a lot. The scars faded a bit, the swelling faded…and my skin cleared up for the first time in months. …But even so, my face still has dark red scars in some areas and the acne still persists. I have about 4 tiny ones that are swollen right now. Then…after about a month of using Benzoyl my face got really dry…It looks like crocodile skin. I’m 24, and when I smile I look like I am 30 cause it makes me look like I have wrinkles. D:

    So, I bought a moisturizer which claims to fade scars, fade wrinkles, and get rid of dry skin. I also started taking apple cider vinegar pills (which hurt my tummy sometimes) because I’ve heard these can help get rid of cysts.

    So……..Does anyone have any clue or experience with this sort of nightmare? I once had fair, beautiful Irish skin and now it’s all crocodile, cystic and inflamed sometimes. It made me so depressed I didn’t leave my house for 3-4 months!!! That’s how bad it was….even make up did nothing to hide the acne. My goal is to make my skin so clear that if I came out of a swimming pool, and my future boyfriend pulled back my hair to give me a kiss, he’s smile and tell me I was a fair angel or something like that. =) Haha…it’s something to keep me working at this. I have made extreme progress with the benzoyl and the diet switch but I need this to go away completely.

    Thanks for any help anyone! I am trying so hard everyday! Also…I haven’t been getting much sun. Can the sun help my skin?
    Oh and I’m not saying 30 year olds have wrinkles. I meant to say it just makes me look about 10 years older than what I am.

    • ANSWER:
      if you believe doctors&derm unconditionally,then you’ll have cystic spots forever,hard luck, but i cured mine
      i had big spots, it’s a food chemical allergy,this might help you——– a lot of food ingredients(NOT fresh meat,veg,fish,cheese,potato’s,etc) are man made from chemicals,now if i gave you a teaspoon of chemical to drink,you probably wouldn’t be surprised with the new big pimple growing the next day, how do i know? i lived this nightmare of big pimples,as one was dying,ping i could feel the next one coming,running home from school or getting up in the morning to look in the mirror(juli,stop looking in the mirror they won’t go any quicker),making excuses not to go out and staying in to apply mud from mexico,slime from the bottom of the sea,face masks made from kangaroo poo,it looks a little bit better(who are you kidding)why do i only see one person in every million like me,because they aren’t allergic to anything,oh no i got another one,this will be my last one,it’s the end of my teenage years,this will be my last one i’m thirty and a half next week. i had 10 years of them,left mums house,bingo month later clear fresh complexion,if i went back to mums and ate, big spot again,mum said you’re allergic to something,6 months later we found that it was a food (chemical)ingredient added as a food flavouring,sauces,gravy,flavours put on breadcrumbs,drinks,curries,lots of things. no more bending over when a fit boy passes so my hair falls over my face. it should be easy to find out what you ate that your allergic to
      e-mail me if you need advice,profile page read this web site is doesn’t mention bigspots but it’s on the right track
      www.healthy-holistic-living.com/msg-re…

  49. QUESTION:
    Need help with my skin issue!?
    I have moderate acne with oily skin, and my skin has been pretty fine this year except now that summer is over and school has started, these past few weeks (especially) I’ve had really severe acne (large cysts) all over my forehead and a few on my chin (I realized I break out like crazy during this time of year for some reason). I’ve had bad acne since 5 years ago and I’ve been using the 3-step Proactiv system ever since about 3 years ago…but I’ve minimized the use because my bad acne has mostly cleared up since about 2 years ago so I just used mild cleansers like St Ive’s Apricot Scrub or other drugstore brand cleansers with Salicylic Acid in it instead of Proactiv’s Benzoyl Peroxide, and its been working fine. I’ve had pretty clear skin as far as I can remember until around this year mid-August and my face started breaking out, and especially now its really bad. So I went back to using the 3-step Proactiv system morning/night everyday now for about 2 weeks. And the thing is, it has been helping my cysts and acne…but my skin is terrible! After I wash my face with the cleanser (1st step in Proactiv), my skin is SO dry, especially my forehead! It seriously looks like after a severe earthquake and the ground has cracked into a thousand pieces…that is how my skin looks on my forehead! It is so dry and flaky. I can’t help but use my tweezer and pick out all the flaking skin off. And of course I can’t pick out every single little piece so I just use the toner (2nd step of Proactiv) to smooth it out…but after my forehead if you look closely, can see lines of where I peeled the skin off (the skin is paler)…and it looks horrible! Also when I raise my eyebrows and my forehead wrinkles, I can see that there’s like this whole layer of what looks and seems like dead, tanned skin on top of my (healthy skin?) on my forehead. Some additional information, I tanned and went out in the sun a lot over the summer (only using a SPF 8 on my face..So bad I know) so I guess its also the tanned skin on my forehead that’s peeling? Plus with the use of the drying out effects of Proactiv…I don’t know what to do. I’m paranoid that if I don’t peel the flaking/cracking skin off, it will go into my pores and clog them up and cause more acne. But I don’t like doing that either because 1. It takes up a lot of time and 2. The tweezers are probably unsanitary. But I don’t want to discontinue using Proactiv because I need it to help cure my acne. Also I don’t remember it drying out my skin this bad when I used it in the past. I am suffering…PLEASE HELP!!!!

    ALSO I have not put any type of make-up on ever since I started breaking out with the numerous cysts, in hopes it would not worsen or agitate my breakout.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar situation, actually. I think it’s school that stresses me out and causes the breakouts.
      What I’ve been doing is using neutrogena acne scrub, I think it’s 2% salicylic acid.., or just a ‘strong’ cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyal peroxide every night (You’d use the proactiv) and then washing my face in the morning with a simple cleanser (I use cetaphil DAILY facial wash, the ‘gentle’ one has made me break out like crazy, but it feels nice, super moisturizing).
      Doing this has made me break out so much less. My skin hasn’t been this clear for a year.
      I think it’s because the strong cleansers strip our skin TOO much. Once a day is enough, then use a simple cleanser to get rid of extra oil and dirt without the chemicals stripping everything off, you know?
      Anyway, I use the scrub everyday even though you technically shouldn’t. I don’t find it that aggravating though. So..whatever.
      And I never moisturize, really. The simple cleanser keeps my skin pretty smooth and soft. The only time I moisturize is when I have breakouts to prevent that dry, cracking from the treatment.
      And then I put a 10% benzoyl peroxide on spots in the morning under makeup and I use tea tree oil at night on any spots (it doesn’t make your skin peel and feel dry but still clears the infection and prevents scarring, just not as fast as chemicals)
      I’ve also had cystic acne and that’s a medical thing..like no amount of product will help really, you need medication to get it from the inside. Or just wait for it to clear itself up and hope it never comes back, haha.

      But, I totally recommend trying tea tree oil for your pimples! It doesn’t make it feel dry and crack and all that.
      And I recommend putting an oil free moisturizer all over your forehead at night before bed over the tea tree oil to prevent the dryness. Put it on while your face is still a little damp, let it soak in for a bit, then dab away the access with a clean towel.
      Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    Help! Pimples Take Weeks to Heal on Black/African American Skin?
    I am Black with medium brown skin. For 2 years now, I have been getting pimples that grow from under the skin (like cysts). They always come on my cheeks-mostly the left and take weeks (like 2 or 3) to go away. Afterwards, I can still feel cyst-like things underneath my skin. I went to the dermo, and they prescribed some form of Retin-A. Didn’t work. I’ve tried everything to prevent and cure them (clearasil, alpha-hydroxy, vitamin E, honey) and they keep returning. Most of the time around my monthly cycle. What is causing this and how do I make it STOP!?

    • ANSWER:
      There’s a section devoted to “ethnic” skin: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides.topic__ss_categories_ss_health_ss_Skin-Care.html


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts Rupturing

Functional ovarian cysts in most cases are benign in nature and do not cause any trouble or even any symptoms. These cysts are generally discovered only during a “Routine Pelvic Exam”.

A functional cyst is basically nothing but formation on the ovary’s surface of a sac. This is common during the ovulation. In fact the ovary holds the maturing egg, and generally this sac goes away after the egg is released. But if for some reason the egg is not released or the opening through which the egg is released gets closed up then the sac continues to grow in size.

Functional cysts are quite different from other growths in the ovary that can be caused because of other reasons such as cancer or some such complicated reason. As mentioned above, functional cysts do not cause any trouble. But in some rare cases, the cyst might twist over itself, rupture or bleed and this is when it causes a terrible pain.

Why functional ovarian cysts occur

A functional cyst occurs due to unusual changes that happen during the process when the egg is made released by the ovary. The functional cysts can be of two different types: follicular cysts occur when the sac doesn’t let the egg go and the fluid gets swelled. The other type is the luteal cyst that occurs when after the egg gets released by the sac, it again gets resealed with fluid inside it.

Why they occur and their symptoms

The symptoms of functional cysts are proportional to the cysts size. These symptoms are acute pain in lower part of the abdomen when the female is in the middle of her menstruation cycle. There might be a delay in the start of the menstrual cycle. And there might also be bleeding from the vagina even when there is no period during that time.
In cases where the functional cyst ruptures, or twists, breaks open or bleeds the symptoms might include pain while having sex, abrupt to severe pain with nausea and vomiting. Please keep in mind the first are the twisted cyst symptoms, and the later one is of a ruptured cyst.

Diagnosis followed by treatment

A pelvic ultrasound helps in diagnosing a functional cyst. This confirms that the cyst contains fluid. The doctor rechecks the condition after the patient has covered two to three menstrual cycles. This cyst normally disappears by then. This disappearance can in fact be fastened with the help of the holistic approach. In the case of excessive bleeding doctors generally prescribe birth control pills in order to stop ovulation thus preventing the occurrence of more cysts. A holistic approach if followed helps in the removal of the functional cysts painlessly and also prevents any new cysts from appearing.

Holistic approach

Conventional methods are based on the fact that treatments of the functional cysts are varied out on the symptoms rather than the root cause. This is why the holistic system scores over the conventional methods. It believes in eliminating the root cause naturally. It also emphasizes on balanced dietary habits, mental and physical health and strengthening the immunity of the body and various other aspects related to healthy living.

The fast pace of life of today not only brings comforts but also brings along lots of stress invoked due to lack of sleep, anxiety, tensions, emotional issues and other such factors that create pressure that are difficult to avoid today.

Root causes of ovarian cysts

It has been proved by research that the factors just mentioned play a vital role in the formation of PCOS and ovarian cysts. This leads to an increase in the level of sugar in the blood, anovulatory cycles and the immunity becoming weaker. Opting for birth control medications pills as the solution for functional cysts also shuts downs the ovary’s functioning. Metabolism is affected by the xenobiotics diet. Prescription drugs also negatively affect the menstruation cycle because the hypothalamus’ functioning becomes impaired.

Working on autoimmune disorders or weakened system of immunization

When the immunity system is already weak because of various reasons such as a deficiency in nutrition, accumulation of toxins in large quantity, stress, prolonged use of antibiotics and steroids, the body actually becomes susceptible to every type of disease. In this condition the body actually becomes unable to protect itself. It is even unable to restore the normal hormonal balance or to naturally eliminate the toxins. The holistic approach takes care of the body in this situation and keeps various diseases at bay. Even the occurrence ovarian cysts may be avoided if the holistic approach is adopted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can stress cause ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I have PCOS which causes me to have many cysts on both of my ovaries. And I was wondering if stress could cause my cysts to rupture? It’s a question I wanted to ask my doctor, but totally forgot. Any information would be helpful. Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      There are other factors that contribute to dysfunctional follicles. These include stress (leading to the production of high cortisol levels by the adrenal glands), lack of exercise, and poor nutrition. Stress alone can cause anovulatory cycles. Birth control pills shut down normal ovary function, and sometimes it never recovers when the pills are stopped. Our diets are full of petrochemical contaminants — also xenobiotics — that derail normal metabolism. We take prescription drugs such as Prozac that impair the functioning of our limbic brain, including the hypothalamus, which may affect the menstrual cycle.

      SO YES STRESS COULD BE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAN TRIGGER CYSTS TO RUPTURE

  2. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I know what causes ovarian cysts, but I’d really like to know what causes them to rupture or burst? I’ve been in the ER twice because I’ve had one rupture on both of my ovaries, one in March and one earlier this week. Could it be stress?

    • ANSWER:
      it may be possible , depends on the type, location the size the material it contains and your age normally controlled with b/c pills, sex and hormones are the most probable reasons

  3. QUESTION:
    Can exercise cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?
    I believe that I might have an ovarian cyst. I’m going to schedule an appt with my doctor for Monday of next week (today is Thursday).

    I was wondering if exercising (low impact aeorbics) is okay? Or will it cause a rupture?

    • ANSWER:
      You may or may not have a cyst you don’t really know,so best to stay off the exercise until you are sure what your problem is,maybe go swimming instead this form of exercise will be OK has your body organs are supported in the water. All the best to you.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause scar tissue that makes it hard to have children?
    For some reason I get big ovarian cysts often. They are painful and rupture often. I was also told theres a possibility of Endometriosis. I also get pain every time I ovulate but regardless of which side I have bad pain always on my right ovary. I often fear that I wont be able to have any kids. Could these problems make it more difficult to have any, or can there be permanent damage to my ovary or ovaries?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, scarring may occur with cysts. I had my first ovarian cystecomy when I was 15, again at 18 (twice) and the final time when I was 20. Never used any type of birth control but didn’t get pregnant the first time until I was 23, then again at 26 and the last time at 29. Then I got my tubes tied.

      With my first child I had an emergency c-section because the scar tissue caused blockage. They removed the scar tissue after the delivery, I lost a lot of blood but was out of the hospital and up and about in 5 days. My second child was delivered via forceps and my third child was completely natural.

      I still suffer from cysts but not nearly as much as when I was younger.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause bad breath?
    I have a history of getting ovarian cysts. I recently noticed that I get awful bad breath that won’t go away even when I use mouth wash and brush my teethe right before I get bad pain from having a cyst rupture. This doesn’t make any sense to me, how does an ovarian cyst cause bad breath. Does this happen to anyone else?
    I floss and go to a dentist regularly and they always tell me that I have good dental hygiene.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think the cyst is causing the bad breath. If it is a large cyst it could be pushing against your large intestine and slowing down your digestive system (causing constipation). If this is happening then the bad bread could be explained by the decaying fecal material in your intestine that is not being excreted soon enough.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause vaginal itching and discharge?
    I recently discovered that i have an ovarian cyst that ruptured. I have had itching and a little bit of discharge that is either milky or has a slight yellowish tint to it. Could this be caused by the cyst?

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  7. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cyst cause false-positive pregnancy test?
    I had a 4cm complex ovarian cyst in the beginning of November found by ultrasound. Follow-up ultrasound last week showed the cyst had ruptured and was gone. I had my last period on November 17th I am due for my period and took a home pregnancy test today which immediately showed up positive with dark lines. Am I pregnant or is this a false-positive caused by the cyst rupturing?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst can absolutely NOT cause any type of reading on a pregnancy test!!!

      This test only detects hg hormone. It has antibodies that look for this hormone. This hormone is not something that is always found in the body such as the ovaries.

      You are 100% pregnant! Congratulations!

  8. QUESTION:
    Can doing yoga with an ovarian cyst cause it to rupture?
    I have a cyst on my left ovary, and I just started to do yoga (only did it two days) and the 3rd day I started spotting. I don’t know if its because of the cyst and maybe doing yoga is putting pressure on it? I’m afraid to go back because I don’t want it to cause a problem, because if it bursts it is going to be painful!

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Which activities are likely to cause an ovarian cyst to twist or rupture?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant with an 8cm ovarian cyst. I hope to avoid surgery during pregnancy, and want to know what I can do to try to lessen my chances of a twisted or ruptured cyst.
    I am especially curious about women who have had complications? What were you doing when the cyst twisted or ruptured?

    • ANSWER:
      Bending could possibly affect a cyst such as by rupture (an example only) depending on how much bending you do. A fall could also possibly affect a cyst (another example only).

      I would recommend checking with your OB/GYN as well when you go in for your next check-up to see what they say.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that might help you find even more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/pregnancy-birth

  10. QUESTION:
    Can untreated ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts when I was 14 and I’m now 21. I had 6 cysts and they have been untreated and I have had at least 4 of them rupture. Now me and my husband are trying to get pregnant and so far have been unsucsessful.

    • ANSWER:
      Either way, if you get cysts, you should probably be getting help conceiving. I’m not sure if untreated cysts would be impacting your fertility now- but if you continue to get cysts, you’re probably not ovulating, especially if the cysts are from PCOS.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do cancerous Ovarian Cysts rupture?
    I know benign Ovarian Cysts rupture and cause all sorts of symptoms. I know Ovarian cancer has similiar symptoms to benign ovarian cysts, but do they rupture? Meaning, if you had a cancerous cyst, can that rupture? Or do only benign ones rupture. Sorry if this is a stupid question :(

    • ANSWER:
      Any cyst can rupture it doesn’t matter if it is benign or malignant.

  12. QUESTION:
    what causes ovarian cysts?
    well i was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst but i would like to know what causes them im not sexually active and im not on any birth control and i have a regular period im health as can be and have never had a pap-smear and as far as i know no-one in my family has ever had any kind of cyst ovarian or otherwise wat causes the ovarian cyst to grow or rupture

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different possible causes of ovarian cysts, but some of the main causes are thought to be environmental or diet related – there’s a good article below with more details. Hope this helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    When a COMPLEX ovarian cyst ruptures, does the fluid from the sac cause any harm ?
    From the answers I recieved for my previous question, I learned that if the cyst ruptures, it does not cause infertility but causes a lot of pain. But i forgot to mention that the cyst that I have is a complex one as found from ultrasound. So, PLEASE give me more information.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi again. That does change things a bit, doesn’t it? A complex ovarian cyst needs to be evaluated further. A small percentage of these can be cancerous.

      “Sometimes cysts are complex, either containing partly fluid elements and partly solid elements or having septations (walls) within a fluid-filled cyst. In general, complex cysts are evaluated further, as some complex cysts may be cancerous. Depending on exactly how the cyst looks on ultrasound, your doctor may recommend blood work, a CT or MRI scan to get a better look at the cyst, or even surgery to remove the cyst. Many times a complex cyst can be evaluated via laparoscopy, but sometimes a large abdominal incision is required.” http://health.ivillage.com/gyno/cysts/0,,4ltl,00.html

      “With a complex one they would remove it and evaluate it for ovarian cancer.” http://www.baymoon.com/~gyncancer/library/blqa32septcyst.htm
      If it was my body, since the cyst is not a simple cyst, I would have it removed. If it were truly a simple cyst, with NO malignant characteristics on ultrasound, I would leave it and see if it remedied itself. But, it sounds like there are no guarantees that this mass is benign. So, in my opinion, it does not matter if it ruptures or not. A cancer is a cancer, and I would not like to have that uncertainty in my body.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does birth control actually cause you to have more ovarian cysts?
    Please help- I’ve had a ruptured ovarian cyst three times since I got to college (never before), and they all occurred during finals week. Clearly stress is a big factor, but that’s a lot harder to control than what kind of pill you take. The reason I say that is because I’ve only ever had ruptured ovarian cysts while I was on birth control. Is there any study or finding related to this? I’m so sick of having ruptured cysts during finals I may just stop taking them in the weeks leading up to finals. Thanks!
    Sorry, I didn’t mention I’m on the oral contraceptive Yaz.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that’s something you need to discuss with your doctor and maybe he can switch pills or you can use a nuva ring. I am sure there is plenty of research out there on it as well if you look.
      I used the pill for many many years and never got cysts but I did get fibroids. I do blame the pill for that. I started taking when I was 17.
      Sometimes some people are just predisposed to tumors and cysts.
      My advice as a side note is please to monthly breast self-exams as well, especially with all the cysts you have.
      Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can an orgasm- without penetration, cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?
    I have a large ovarian cyst (size of an orange). I’m having it surgically removed in a few days. My obgyn said no sex, because it can rupture. But can I do sexual things that do not involve penetration? I guess my more specific question is, can an orgasm alone, without penetration, cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

    I know, wait a few days, but i’ve actually been scheduled for surgery for 2 weeks = two weeks without any type of sexual activity have me crawling on the walls. Help!

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  16. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause no period for 4 months?
    I have a tendency to get ovarian cysts. My first one landed me in the ER because everyone feared I had appendicitis. I didn’t. I had an ovarian cyst, which then ruptured – the ultrasound showed the fluid in my abdomen. I have had them since then but they don’t cause any problems and when they rupture it’s just about getting through the pain, nothing serious ever happened after a rupture.

    So that’s background, but here’s present. My last period was 4 months ago, at first I thought it was stress related but the months have just dragged on by. I did have typical PMS symptoms in the past 4 months but there was never the actual period – it was like my body was getting ready and then…nothing. Which doesn’t make any sense to me!

    Is it possible that a ovarian cyst can cause me to have no period for 4 months? It’s never happened to me before but..is it possible?

    (And no, I’m not pregnant nor have any chance of being pregnant)

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    What Causes Ovarian Cysts While on Birth Control Pills…And Could This Affect Their Effectiveness?
    I’m 19 years old, and I’ve been on low dose birth control pills for about six months now. Last month, I had to go to the ER because I had an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. I was just wondering what could possibly cause ovarian cysts while on birth control, when I’m NOT supposed to be ovulating? Also, is there a possibility that this could affect the effectivenss of the pill, or be an indication that it isn’t effective? Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts form when your ovaries don’t release a mature egg. Fluid forms around the egg, making the cyst. There can be many reasons for this to happen. I think you could get the best answer from your doctor. Maybe the pill you are on is not a good one for you, and you need to be switched to another type.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is this a symptom of an ovarian cyst?
    I had a Huge ovarian cyst rupture last month. Holy cow, was that intense! I’m feeling all the pain again right now. Instead of having a period (which I was due a few days ago), I had clear discharge. I wonder if I should get it checked out. I’ve never had that symptom before. Also, last month and right now I have this severe headache that’s keeping me from being able to do just about anything. The pain’s into my neck and everything. Why would an ovarian cyst cause a headache?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a huge ovarian cyst a couple of months ago as well. The pain is intense- you’re right. :(

      Right before mine I had discharge, too but it may be for different reasons- everyone is different.
      Headaches are pretty much common whenever you have stress, so maybe you are stressed because you are thinking you might be having another cyst.
      Either that, or you could just be having another one. :/
      I didn’t have any headaches, though.

      Hope you end up okay,
      -me(:

  19. QUESTION:
    How likelyl is clomid to cause ovarian cysts?
    I generally ovulate on my own, but the dr. prescribed me clomid 50mg in order to regulate when I ovulate in case he wants to perform an IUI treatment at the first of the year (I have miscarried 4 times prior, all within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy).

    Ive taken clomid before.

    Ive only had 1 cyst, while not on clomid (I have been diagnosed w/ mild pcos). This month, I have had lower back pain on my right side and have a dull ache. Im almost certain its a cyst, though I wont be going in yet for an ultrasound to confirm since its not bothering me too much.

    The last cyst I had, without clomid, I found after ovulating on day 26 — he said I probably had one since I ovulated so late and checked, and there it was. It ruptured the next month. That was in May of this year.

    Just curious what the chances of clomid causes cysts is. Thanks.

    Also, any women out there have pcos and used a medication other than clomid to ovulate? If so, what what is it called. I have an appt. with my RE on the 26th this month and I want options.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this short and sweet,
      I had a 13cm cist dr removed
      I want to get on clomid to help me try to get prgnant
      dr said no it causes cists………….

  20. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause chest pain?
    I’m going to the doc tomorrow to check for an ovarian cyst. This would be my first one, so the pain is new to me. I’m still not 100% sure it’s a cyst, but I don’t know what else it could be. About 2 months ago, I started having small pains in my lower abdomen that came and went. It wasn’t bad and didn’t concern me all that much, but I never experienced it before. I felt it every day since. I later started getting sharp chest pains, almost like muscle pains. I figured it was. Sex became almost impossible. I figured that I was allergic to the lubricant or maybe had a UTI. Now, my lower back is hurting me so much. I can’t stand straight, and the pains that were once hardly anything are now stabbing me in different parts of my abdomen, as well as shooting up to my chest. I feel so much pressure, and I feel bloated. My mother told me that we have a history of Ovarian Cysts in the family. I looked it up and can relate to the symptoms completely. But can an ovarian cyst be the cause of my chest pain? Also, I haven’t been in enough pain to assume it’s ruptured already. But I have experienced severe cramps to the point of almost vomiting. That only happened once though. The pain isn’t unbearable, but extremely uncomfortable. Will I know if it ruptures? Or does it not hurt that bad in some cases? If anyone has any experiences with this, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts give off strange test results from a Pap Smear?
    I had a Pap smear that gave me back strange test results they said I had low-High Grade Squamous but two months later I had a cyst rupture. Can it cause a strange test result? I’m 20 and the doctors wont answer any of my questions.

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose it’s possible, but not very likely ovarian cancer rarely has any affect on pap smears. “low-High Grade Squamous” is not a diagnosis, but your doctor should have told you when to follow up. If your doctor doesn’t answer your questions you need a different doctor.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst on your ovary that ruptures cause problem with bowel and intestines?
    Had a ovarian cyst rupture and doctor ordered a ct scan. It showed inflammation of the intestine and bowel. Doctor thinks I have an Irritable Bowel disese. I am seeing a GI doctor next week. Could the inflamation be caused from being constipated and from the cyst?? Any thoughts??

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can ,a cyst can press on the rectum, causing constipation, or on the bladder, creating an urge to urinate. Don’t ignore these lesser symptoms. They could also be signs of a gastrointestinal disturbance or a bladder infection. Severe abdominal pain itself could also be due to appendicitis, an infection in the uterus or fallopian tubes, or an ectopic pregnancy so If i were you i would continue seeing your doctor regularly to make sure that is just a normal cyst that will go away so you dont have to deal with the pain.

  23. QUESTION:
    can an ovarian cyst cause pain in other parts of the body like back and legs?
    about 3 weeks ago i had really bad pain in my lower back. I went to the doctor and they said i probably pulled the muscle. Now yesterday I went back for a pain right by my appendix and ovary and it turned out i ahd an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. Could this be the cause of my lower back pain even though my back pain started 3 weeks earlier? And would it also affect the back of my thighs too?

    thx

    and please give me serious answers
    and im 13 and have been getting my period for like a year and 9 months

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors in real life are like House from the TV show. All crazy. My friend had the same problem as you and got thru it after reading a book she found online after a lot of research. She was amazed with the informative content of the book and told all our friends about it.
      I recommend it!

  24. QUESTION:
    can an ovarian cyst cause pain in other parts of the body?
    about 3 weeks ago i had really bad pain in my lower back. I went to the doctor and they said i probably pulled the muscle. Now yesterday I went back for a pain right by my appendix and ovary and it turned out i ahd an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. Could this be the cause of my lower back pain even though my back pain started 3 weeks earlier? And would it also affect the back of my thighs too?

    thx
    please no bad answers this is serious to me and i know its gross

    • ANSWER:
      Troubles effect many pains in our bodies.
      When I had a kidney infection it effected my back and my side.

  25. QUESTION:
    5 days late, i have chlamydia, i had 6 ovarian cysts,two of which ruptured about 3 weeks ago?
    Well to start off,i got diagnosed with chlamydia around a month and a half ago,and oddly my doctor gave me only 2 pills to take over a span of TWO days,saying that it would clear up my STD. I’m still having greenish discharge, occasional back pain,and other signs of chlamydia.

    My last period was on June 10th of last month, and within this past month I’ve been through a lot of health issues, around 3 weeks ago i suffered from SEVERE abdominal pain and went to the hospital,i got blood taken ,and an ultra sound,etc, and found out that i had 6 ovarian cysts,and two of them had ruptured,causing all of that pain. I remember the women giving me my ultrasound asked me if i was sexually active and i said yes. I can’t really remember too much else considering i was on pain medicine.So I’m not for sure if she gave me a pregnancy test or not.
    Right now,i haven’t been experiencing any “pregnancy symptoms” maybe just slight breast tenderness,back pain and diarrhea. I also have a yeast infection which is being successfully treated with Monistat. I’ve been stressed out over some personal issues and haven’t been eating too much.

    I’m just worried that i could possibly pregnant. i have read that Ovarian cysts can infact cause a late/missed periods,but I’m not for sure if this is my case.
    My periods usually start no longer than 2-3 days after my previous date.

    has anyone ever experienced something like this?
    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing you could do best right now.
      Take another trip to the doctor.

      About the chlamydia, when treated, that doesn’t mean you can’t get it again.
      You should get your bedpartner(s) to be treated too, or use condoms.
      Else you keep infecting each-other.

  26. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst rupturing?
    I am constanly getting cysts on my ovaries. Sometimes they rupture or go away on their own. But they cause me alot of pain and cause me to miss work. I already have a child and I am not planning on having anymore. Could they just remove the ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but you would have to be sure that you are done having children because it is not reversable.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts, quick question!!?
    Do you know if after a considerable amount of time(few monts) after you have had an ovarian cyst rupture, if it will still cause pain during intercoarse, its says its part of the symptom, but Im not sure if it is something that continues…Does anyone know??

    • ANSWER:
      No you shouldn’t still be having pain from the rupture that long after. What might be happening is either ovulation, the rupture of another cyst (especially if you have PCOS) or pain with your ovary attempting to ovulate (and being unsuccessful due to cyst formation).
      You should follow up with your provider and ask for an ultrasound to see if there are more cysts which have formed since the rupture.

  28. QUESTION:
    HELP, Ovarian Cysts caused by the Mirena IUD?
    I have a question about the Mirena IUD. Has it given anyone else ovarian Cysts? I just went to the hospital the other day cause i was in so much pay it hurt to walk, breath, sit up, and bend down to pick up anything. I honestly felt like I was going into labor. So my hubby took me to the hospital. the docs all though i was going to have to have my gall bladder removed, but nope that wasn’t the case. It was that I have a bunch of cysts on my ovaries and they were rupturing and that is what was causing me a bunch of pain. The doctors asked me if I would like to have my IUD removed and i said I was planning on having it removed in may, so to just keep it in there. But my question is has anyone else had this happen to them and if so does this effect my chances to conceive?

    P.S me and my hubby are hoping to be pregnant by Sept, we want to have a summer baby. This would be our 3rd little one. we have 2 little girls =)

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of cysts on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. The advice seems to be that these cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two, but you would really need to talk to a health professional to get some reassurance on this.

      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive.

      If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, this can cause fertility problems but having an ovarian cyst is not the same as having PCOS – they are 2 very distinct conditions. Talk to your health professional again.

      As you now know, ovarian cysts can be really painful & it’s not something you want to suffer again. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of cysts? It is something I would thoroughly recommend looking into. If you’d like more details, I found a good information site at http://www.OvarianCystsHealed.info.

      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    I need help understanding ovarian cysts?
    About six weeks ago I started having pain in my lower abdomen…then i developed a UTI and associated that pain with my UTI. after about 5 weeks…the UTI went away after i took antibiotics but the pain didnt, in fact it began to go up a little bit to the middle left side of my abdomen. And the pain got worse everyday. The pain is so bad that I can’t stand up straight, walk straight, or lay flat. The closer my knees are to my chest, the less i feel the pain. So I went to the ER (by the way…i am a vet so i am limited to VA doctors) and they told me that the UTI was cleared up but they didnt know what the pain was from. They gave me antibiotics, for what i dont know, and sent me on my way. Three days later the pain was excrutiating and I had developed severe nausea and went to another VA ER. This time they did an ultra sound of my lower abdomen after I had said that i had a history of ovarian cysts and they found two cysts about the sixe of a bottle cap on my left ovary and found that one had ruptured. They said that was the problem and they couldnt do anything about it. I needed to see an OBGYN.

    The following day i saw a VA OBGYN and he was a condescending, arrogant jerk to say the least…but he told me that cysts are normal. they occur during ovulation and they all rupture when the egg is released…that the process of the egg releasing IS a cyst rupturing. He told me that that was not causing my pain, but that he didnt know what it was and that it was not gynocological.

    A day later i am still in a great deal of pain, i have no appetite, my nausea comes and goes and is sometimes out of control. I am reading about cysts and it shows to the contrary what he was saying but i didnt feel i could argue with him as he has a medical degree I suppose. But I feel like all my symptoms work out for being caused by the cyst rupturing and having another large one that has yet to rupture. And I am not the type to say “well he is a dr and doesnt know what he is talking about” but I feel pretty confused.

    The doctor says he doesnt know what kind of cyst it is, but says that MOST are harmless…

    I just dont know what to do…I dont really have an option of going to another doctor since its the VA…does this sound normal? or does this sound like the doctor is telling me wrong information? I just know it hurts so bad and is only getting worse everyday…

    Any advice would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Was told I had an ovarian cysts rupture last week. Is it still possible to be in pain?
    Last week I started getting this pain in my lower abdomen. I thought I had to do number two or it was just some bad cramping that I am known to have. But it kept getting worst and worst and worst. I never had this pain before, not to this extent. So when I started sweating and feeling faint and screaming, my husband demanded to take me to the hospital. I screamed in pain all the way to the hospital ER. When we got there, I couldnt even talk. Hubby had to do it. I was so scared. I had no idea what came on all the quickly. So, they finally tried getting a line in to take blood, which of course they couldnt cause i have bad veins. so i told the nurse to please just go to my hand and do it. Then, they were looking for a bed for me (another 15 min), by the time i got to a room and a doctor to come and give me pain, it was about an hour. An hour of pain,, lawd it hurt. The first dose, NOTHING. It wasnt working and I told them that it wouldn’t working. (why dont the dr’s ever believe that you no what works for you and what doesnt). So, then still screaming, they gave me another dose along with something for inflammation. Now that started to hurt. Still no one telling me whats wrong. Then I got the allergic itch reaction from the narcotics. So then they gave me benadryl. The dr finally came in and did an internal, and just said that it seems like i had a ruptured ovarian cysts. ok, and u know this because…..? Then she says, we’ll give u something for the pain and follow up with your dr. HELLO, i just felt like i was about to die and now just take this and call if u get a fever. Someone help me make sense of this.

    sidebar: a week prior to this i had some really bad lower abdomen pain and was seen by gyn. he thinks that because of my uterine ablation yrs ago, the blood is getting trapped and is causing pain. I might have to have my womb removed. could both incidences be related?

    • ANSWER:
      That’s horrible! I went to the ER with the same symptoms and I got a CT scan and a transvaginal ultrasound to confirm my leaking ovarian cyst.

      Just go to your gyno and ask for a full work up. Only they can tell you for certain what is going on. I ended up needing surgery for mine and they took the ovary out as well since it had been twisted and lost its blood supply.

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and bladder… sorry so long?
    Hello all. Hoping someone could help with a problem I’ve been having for a few years.

    *Extreme lower abd pain that can starts out so bad I want to throw up from the pain.

    *If I lay flat on my back for a few hours and barely move (even deep breaths hurt) the pain subsides to a tolerable, but still limping, level. Sitting is the worst position.

    *Pain is generalized to entire lower belly (skin on belly is usually hot to touch when episodes occur as well). No actual stomach ailments coincide with pain (diareah, gas, etc.)

    *Generally starts in the middle of the night (3, 4 AM) and wake up with over filled bladder (sometimes have spillover in bed). Run to the bathroom and that’s when pain starts, as soon as I sit. Have to crawl back to bed thinking I’m dying.

    *Started in August 2006 with occurances that lasted a day and happened around once a month. Now they last around 3 days and happen anywhere from 1X every 3 months to 2X a month.

    *Today, pain just started right now… in the middle of work… didn’t even have to use the washroom. This is a new experience for me.

    *Periods are inconsistent and usually late. Sometimes skip whole periods (worst was skipped 2 periods in a row) and symptoms stop those months and don’t occur until after my next period.

    ~ER docs always test for appendicitis because of severity and location of pain.
    ~Primary Care doc thought Endometriosis

    , Gyne said probably not (had a 3-day occurance during pregnancy in March 2007… guess Endometriosis doesn’t act up during pregnancy)
    ~Gyne said probably Interstitial Cystitis…
    ~Urologist said bladder looked great after cystoscopy w/ hydrodistention… but still perscribed meds for IC (Elmiron) because “it can sometimes help pelvic pain”. Didn’t have period or pain for 2 months after bladder hydrodistension.

    ~ER docs usually say I have Ovarian cysts that grow, then rupture (which fills my uterus with fluid that causes me pain), then grow again my next cycle, which doesn’t seem right to me because of the significant appearing link to my bladder. Is it possible for ovarian cysts and/or ruptures to cause bladder symptoms??? Also, is it possible for ovarian cycts to occur during pregnancy?? Only happened twice during my 8 month pregnancy (3 weeks along and 4 months along).

    Anything else it could logically be?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    Actually, no… no birth control. But, like you said, it could be hormones. It really started getting bad right before I found out I was pregnant and after I had him. So maybe my hormone levels never really stablized. I should probably ask to get that checked.. thank you. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully I can help in some way. Are you on any hormonal birth control such as mirena IUD, the pill, depo shot, or patch? I had similar symptoms to yours with the pelvic pain, I had cysts as well but I was told mine were the normal cysts we all get. Birth control actually causes bladder symptoms such as frequency and urgency. I had both symptoms, I frequently wet the bed, sex became impossible, and I had urethral burning for two years before I heard Dr. Drew on Loveline talking about birth control’s underground side effects. I can imagine you are on birth control since you have cysts, that’s like the first thing they do when you have cysts is try to regulate them with hormones. However, if you have too much estrogen in your body, nerves expand, you feel pain that’s unexplained and no doctor in the world has ever heard of this problem so they tell you you’re crazy and send you to therapy. As soon as I stopped taking my birth control even after trying a progesterone dominant pill, the symptoms ceased and now I’m pain free. Hormones do awful things to your body, if you send your hormones into a vortex by taking more, you have a whole platter of problems. Now I have high testosterone and a thyroid problem all because no doctor I went to ever knew about these side effects. I had cystoscopy as well for my bladder and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I’m so sorry you feel this pain, I wish doctors were more in tune to their patients. You’ll get there, but hopefully I added something you can research. It’s sad being the one to diagnose your own medical problem, I can’t imagine what will happen if universal medicine comes around. You and I would be laughed at.

  32. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Blood Clots?
    I was in the ER on Sunday because I was in excruciating pain. After a few hours, the pain went away and the doctor told me that I had an ovarian cyst. I have had these in the past, but, never this bad.

    One day later I started bleeding, it was about the time I was due for my period anyways. Now, 2 days later I am passing very large blood clots when I go to the bathroom. I am no longer in pain and the clots dont hurt (about 3-5 inches big) I used to get these clots before I was on birth control, but not since i started my birth control 6 years ago.

    Could the cyst have ruptured (causing all that pain?) and could the cyst be the cause of my heavier than usual bleeding?

    • ANSWER:
      i actually just had to go to the ER for the same problem. i’ve had cysts for the past year or so, but the pain has been getting increasingly worse and nothing has helped. i found out that i have endometreosis and i use the birth control patch that has 60% more hormones than regular birth control. the greater the amount of hormones you have, the less you have to worry about cysts. unfortunetly, i’m probably infertile and i’m going to have to be on this patch for a long time to control everything because there is no cure for endometreosis. i’d definetly go talk to your regular doctor about it and your options.

  33. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts?Im in so much pain?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain.
    Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) sugar test 2 weeks ago was 114.
    She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound.
    She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also could it cause my period to be late? Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right? Also how long after a cyst ruptures does a period usually start? Just wondering this because I dont want to have to go in for the ultrasound if Im on my period. The dr also mentioned that the ultrasounds are different that one is of the abdomen and the other of the pelvis. Does this mean they will have to use the ultrasound that they insert inside the vagina. Sorry but Im just wondering. Im scared about it.
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      I was recently in the same situation. I had to have the internal ultrasound but don’t worry its so small its like the width of 2 fingers. they found 2 cysts on my ovary, and I was in a ton of pain, I couldn’t get out of bed for 2 weeks, I also had to have a bladder scope for the burning while peeing, which hurt much more. then i took antibiotics for almost a month and finally im back to normal. most likely it is a cyst. make sure you eat yogurt to help regrow the good bacteria antibiotics take away, and rest as much as possible. I hope you feel better soon. I know what you are going through.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can an Ovarian Cyst Rupture delay ability to get pregnant?
    I had an ovarian cyst rupture around Nov 10, the doctor saw a fluid sac behind my ovary. The sac & belly finally went back to normal. My next menstruation would be around teh 22 of December. We’re TTC, I had a baby 5.5M ago and am wondering, whether or not it can cause problems for menstruation & getting pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst rupture in August this year as well. It ruptured on Cycle Day 20 I think. My period did not start until Cycle Day 39 and my cycles are usually around 32 days. So, it was only a week late. BUT…I bled for almost a month, off and on. I didn’t ovulate that month as well. Last month and this month, I finally feel back to normal. I still have an odd pain in my pelvic area, but doctors have done ultrasounds and the cysts are gone. I had a cyst on my left ovary that was 3cm and one on my right that was 2cm, so they were fairly small, but hurt bad. My left one was also hemorrhagic (full of blood) and had processes (small cysts) growing off of it. I’m so relieved they’re gone! But, some people go straight back to normal! The only way it inhibited getting pregnant was by making me have screwed up periods and ovulation, but that will eventually fix itself. Good luck and hopefully you’ll do fine.

  35. QUESTION:
    Please help! All opinions wanted! I have a history of ovarian cysts (some have ruptured) so I have an?
    irregular period. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost a year and I havent had a period since late April. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests in the past 2 weeks and they have all read positive. However, I have no pregnancy symptoms except I do feel tired and I am having to pee during the night. Do you think an ovarian cyst can cause a false positive test 3 times?!?

    • ANSWER:
      hi! i got the same this Co’s me to go insane tryin to have a baby I’ve been tryin for three years now and no luck plz have them removed.just lately i had a incident were has i missed period for 3months and went to doctor took test it was positive the went back a month later it was false.it was very hard for me to deal wit it.and wen u do fall pregnant sorry to say you could miscarry.so plz go and have this checked out..good luck cheers..

  36. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts?
    i had one when i was 13 and it ruptured… it was the most painful experience of my life. What causes them to form, how can i prevent them from forming, and is it possible that it’s popping damaged one of my ovaries?
    and also what makes them pop?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm

      Hope it helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    side affects of ruptured ovarian cysts?
    I am 19, at 15, 17 and 19 I have had ruptured ovarian cysts, one for each age, I am worried on how this will affect me internally, doctors say that they wont test my fertility till I decide to try for a baby and fail. I am worried. All the information says it happens during menstruation, where as mine happened when I was 1 day late. (test confirmed no pregnancy) Can anyone tell me any side affects and whether or not it will effect my chances of conceiving ( I already know the cause of them and how they ‘come to be’ just not what they do to my innards!)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi..
      You haven’t given the size of the cyst so i can’t be specific. if they were over 4mm they may present a problem but as you only have one every couple of years you should be ok.Ovarian cysts are actually pretty common. Most women develop at least one cyst during their childbearing years. The vast majority of uterine cysts are uncomplicated. These tend to go away on their own, without treatment.

      If the worst comes to the worst (it won’t) and you develop a problem there’s numerous medications to help you. I’ve had numerous fertility treatments and so have had scans monthly. Never had a problem with cysts but every so often treatment would be deferred for a month to see would it rupture by itself, I’d never known it was there !

      You’ll be fine, you’ve years yet to consider this a worry. The very best of luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Could her ovarian cysts have ruptured..I know this is long but I need opinions..idk what2say she’s only 15?
    For the past 6 months my sister says she has been having light periods lasting only 2 days and small spotting for up to 5 days after that. Also she has shooting pains in her ovaries and cervix as though someone is squeezing them. And she has been having alot of thigh pain for 2 months. She never knew something could be wrong until she started urinating about 10 times a day and isn’t pregnant. But on day 23(may 23rd) of her cycle(normally she has a perfect 28 day cycle) she started spotting only in the afternoons during the day then it would just go away(this has been happening for 9 days now.) and when she stretches her body out she says it feels like something is being ripped from her pelvic area and it hurts. Yesterday night we had to rush her to the emergency room because her stomach hurt sooo bad she couldn’t move or lay down the only thing she could do is rock and Cry.this pain lasted about 4hrs and although she still feels pain in her stomach it’s mild to moderate. During a pelvic exam at the e.r it was confirmed that she had ovarian cysts. I used to have that before I got pregnant but I never was in unbearable pain I barely even noticed it until I was told I had one. The doctor at the e.r told us to schedule a gynecologist visit asap and I will have one within the next couple of days. Could the cysts have ruptured though which is causing all these wierd pains?she’s only 15 what do you think? I feel soooooo bad that I can’t help my sister in any way. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely try and get her to a doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like she probably could have had an ovarian cyst rupture. My aunt has had the same thing happen to her before and she had some of the same symptoms your sister has.

  39. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms coming from ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      You know what, I’m going thru the SAME thing!!! I was even 13 days late on my period. I just KNEW I was pregnant….. ERRR!!! Wrong! I had a cyst on my left ovary… I had ALL those symptons… It all started when I spotted for 1 day (light pink) 1 week before my period. It could be either or, but I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. I could have written your question…….. seriously…

  40. QUESTION:
    Do RUPTURED ovarian cysts stay in your ovaries, or does your ovaries naturally flush them out?
    I used to be on my parents insurance, and I went to a pain OB/GYN, he asked me to reschedule (I ran out of insurance because I graduated from school before I got a complete diagnosis) so he could run more tests. He told me he thought I may have pelvic wall muscle spasms, because ovarian cysts SHOULD NOT have caused me the pain I’m having. That was almost a year ago when I had SEVERE pain, to the point I could barely walk. Now, it’s pretty mild most of the time, lately I’ve been having to walk up and down up and down the stairs bc of work or having to stand an extra couple hours on my feet, and it is nearly unbareable. Kudos to anyone and everyone who reads this entire situation and helps me out. I’m about to go back to UNNEEDED school just so I can get insurance under my parents insurance co. I feel bad about doing that just because of the economy. God bless everyone who gives some amazing advice or information
    Thank you sooo much in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    question about ovarian cysts?
    i just had surgery because my ovarian cyst ruptured so they took out what was remaining of it…..when it ruptured i have extreme abdominal pain which was caused by the fluid…my stomach went from being distended to being like really ssucked in..i went from fat to skinny anywho…the same thing happend again the other day….is it possible that i had ANOTHEr cyst that ruptured again?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything is possible but here on Yahoo answers no one can tell for sure because no one had you check-up. You do need to go see your gynecologist a.s.a.p in case its a ruptured cyst or something else.

  42. QUESTION:
    Anyone know about ruptured ovarian cysts?
    Basically, I’m trying to figure out if a friend of my is stretching the truth, cause her story sounds a little off. She said she woke up about 3 in the morning with a severe pain in her stomach. She went to the emergency room and they told her she had a ruptured ovarian cyst. They gave her a pelvic exam, and more tylenol or aspirin for the pain, since she had already taken some. They apparently also told her that she might not be able to have kids. She was sent home by about 9:00 that same morning. It just doesnt seem to quite add up to me. Even if she did have a really bad cyst, it was only one ovary, so while it might be harder for her, I dont see why she might not be able to have kids. And if it really was that bad, and that severe, then how could they release her after only a few hours, and with just a few tylenol. Something just seems off to me, but I dont know enough about this to really be able to tell how much she may be embellishing. I’d appreciate some help (not someone just telling me to confront her though :) )

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds plausible enough. Some cysts can burst or rupture. If this happens, how you feel depends on what the cyst contained, whether it is infected and whether there is any bleeding. There will usually be some pain when a cyst ruptures, but it should only be severe pain if there is bleeding or infection. Even if it is, the only immediate treatment is pain relief.

      In the long term, conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. Without treating the underlying cause of the cyst, it is probable that it will come back.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information, if your friend is interested in trying this approach.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have leukocytes in my urine but no water infection, I get ovarian cysts is this another sign of rupture?
    I have had ovarian cysts since I was 10 which cause a lot of pain when they are about to rupture, I am now 25 and the only way I am getting answers I need is through online chat rooms. I keep thinking that I have a urine or kidney infection but when I go to the doctors the only thing that comes up is the Leukocytes the indicator goes pinker than the one on the chart

    • ANSWER:
      if the doctor was concerned about this then they would say so and treat you. Leukocytes in urine are not a sign of ruptured ovarian cysts as fluid from cysts would not come out in urine- it would come out of the vagina. This is not to say however that the urine sample you gave was not contaminated with some fluid from your vagina as it is very difficult to prevent that. Leukocytes can be present in urine without urine infection or you could have mild cystits which may produce leukocytes but shouldn’t require treatment.
      If you have other reasons to suspect ruptured cysts- ie severe pain and bleeding, go to a&e.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts help!!!!!!?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain. Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound. She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also cause my period to be late. Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right?
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      well if the cyst ruptures pretty soon before the ultrasound there will be free fluid showing up! i had that before so i know that is possible and the free fluid can cause irritation and pain!

  45. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts. Please Help me?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain. Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound. She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also cause my period to be late. Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right?
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they do… I had one a few years back, all I remember I was cleaning my car, next thing I knew my husband was driving me in to the hospital I was in that much pain. They kept me in for the night and away they sent me and I’ve been fine since. This went on for quite some time before it actually erupted. Hope this helped.

  46. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts? (Kind Of Long, Sorry)?
    I Had Been In Excruciating Pain In My Lower Left Side Of My Tummy & My Hip Had Been Hurting Really Bad For About 3 Days, So On May 5th I Went To The Emergency Room, They Did Blood Work & X-Rays & Found Nothing! Well The Doctor Did A Pelvic Exam.. After He Was Done He Said He Thought I May Have Had Ovarian Cysts That Ruptured. I Had Taken Ibuprofen, Tramadols And Was Given Toradol & Hydrocodone As Well! None Of This Helped My Pain, Finally A Few Days Went By And The Pain Eased Up Then On The 17th I Ended Up Back In The ER With Pain On My Right Side, A Cat Scan (sp) Was Done & The Dr Said I Have A 1.7 cm Ovarian Cyst On My Left Ovary… I’m Wondering If That Could Be What’s Causing My Pain Cause 1.7 cm Is Tiny!!! & If That’s What It Is Then Why Didn’t It Show On X-Rays. The Doctors Didn’t Seem Too Worried About This But I’m In A Lot Of Pain & I Can’t Get Into A Doctor For Another Week! I’m Constantly Using A Heat Pad For I Very Small Sense Of Comfort. I’m Just Really Confused And Needing Some Advice Or Reassurance That This Is Normal Or Whatever! Any Help Would Be Very Much Appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      OMGG OMG SAME THING okay i was 13 and one day suddenly i got this SEVERE PAIN on my lower left side of my tummy anf my hip-back was hurtting me like crazy and i didnt do anything about it for 3 days and the pain did not leave so i went to the stupid doctor and took alot of ibuprofen and shit like that which DID NOT WORK the pain hurttt so after that i went and they did a sonagram ( idk its the thing where they check if theirs a baby i dunno what its called) and they saw a NOTHING then as the days continued more pain the cyst GREW MORE AND MORE I HAD A 10cm cyst on my ovary and i needed surgery ASAP and in the emergency room they said that the csyst TWISTED and they had to remove an ovary =( so now i have one PLEASE dont let this happen to you, you need to go to the doctor please dont lose an ovary like me.,. im 14 now and im scared everyday what if i dont have kids =(

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a small ovarian cyst cause these types of symptoms?
    I couldn’t find this while searching online and I’ll be heading to the doctor in a couple days to see what exactly is going on with me other than the cyst but:

    I have a 1.5cm cyst. Lately I’ve been having:
    extreme fatigue
    lower back and thigh pain,
    EXTREME (I almost passed out a couple times) abdominal pain that occurred on the day I was supposed to get my period and the day after. I still feel the pain at various times throughout the day just not AS horrible. Still extremely painful though.
    Bouts of nausea that come at random times.
    Occasional dizziness whether sitting or standing.

    I’m just in shock. The pain from this small cyst is overwhelming. I can’t lift anything over about 10 pounds without almost passing out from the pain from the cyst.

    What I’ve been told is that it is a fluid-filled cyst and that I have fluid in my abdomen from what the ultrasound tech THINKS could have been a cyst that had ruptured a few days prior on the other side of my abdomen.

    I guess my second question would be what kind of things can I do or take to help with this horrible pain as well?

    Thank you so much for any insight!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    ruptured ovarian cyst?
    I know that if you have a ruptured ovarian cyst it can cause an infection. what are the signs of an infection?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Bleeding after sex, what could be the cause?
    Had ‘relations’ yesterday, first time in 6 weeks, and I started bleeding straight after. I’m still bleeding today, but it’s old blood. I don’t normally have bleeding at all – I have the mirena IUD so I don’t get periods anymore. What could be the cause? I don’t have any infections, but I do have a large ovarian cyst. As far as I know, cyst rupture would cause a lot of pain, but I have no pain. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      if it was rough sex then maybe there is a tear that is bleeding. If it doesnt stop, go see a doctor as you may have a UTI or a yeast infection.

  50. QUESTION:
    Symptoms JUST BEFORE ovarian cyst rupture?
    I am pretty sure I have an ovarian cyst on the left ovary. I had one last year that was removed and I am having all the same symptoms but they are worse this time. My question is to anyone who has had a cyst rupture or twist.Did you notice a sudden increase in your pain/symptoms or did they gradually get worse before it ruptured or twisted. I’m talking about before it actually happened, not when it happens. I do realize that the experience is very, very painful when it happens, I mean did anyone notice before it happened. I have had stronger pain,getting worse over the last 2 days. Not long enough to go to the ER but strong and more frequent episodes of sharp stabbing pain where I cant move and the constant cramping/ache is stronger and I also feeling a bit light headed and dizzy. Also i started having left shoulder pain yesterday that has gotten a lot worse, but it isn’t exactly ‘shoulder tip’ pain , its the whole shoulder and my whole left arm feels quite heavy. I had shoulder tip pain when my cyst was removed (from the gas in the stomach) and it is similar now but not just in the shoulder tip. Also i understand that when a cyst ruptures or twists that it is extreme pain but has anyone had a cyst that just bleed? would this cause as much pain as one rupturing or twisting.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst that ruptured almost a year ago…you feel dizzy and lightheaded and anything you do to try to make that feeling go away doesn’t work…I was bleeding like my period BUT it was different blood, it was a weird color not the usual dark red color. I literally felt like I was gonna die…you’ll know when your cyst has burst…I went to the ER when it happened and they did nothing for me….Make sure if you go to the ER tell them about your cysts and you’re worried that its either twisted or ruptured. Do not let them ignore it!!
      Good luck!


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts In Pregnancy

From the moment that a woman begins to menstruate, she deals with a constant fluctuation of hormone levels. From pregnancy, to breastfeeding, all the way to menopause, there is rarely a time in a woman’s life when hormones stabilize or stay the same.

While this is a normal part of a womans experience, and most women adjust with little notice, there is the potential for abnormalities to occur when hormones are not properly regulated. One of these issues is ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts that happen on a regular basis may be categorized as recurring ovarian cysts and deserve a closer look.

How Cysts Form

The most common type of ovarian cyst is a functional cyst. Having this type of cyst doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is wrong. What is probably happening is that the ovulation process is being interrupted.

Either when an egg is being released, or when the follicle is forming, things can happen that cause the ovary to become sealed off and filled with fluid. This is a functional cyst and it will probably fade away over a short period of time.

In fact, if you happen to get an ultrasound or internal exam and your doctor notices this ovarian cyst, it’s very likely that he will do nothing about it.

What Makes Recurring Ovarian Cysts?

While having an ovarian cyst, especially one that is functional, isn’t really a problem, a woman’s body should not be constantly developing ovarian masses. If this is the case, you have what is known as recurring ovarian cysts.

This just means that they are growing on an ongoing and regular basis. This is a good indication that your hormone levels are a bit out-of-whack. There are several common conditions, some with genetic links, that can result in recurring ovarian cysts.

Genetic Factors

Like anything in your body, your hormones are affected by your genes. Simply put, some women are just more prone to suffer from recurring ovarian cysts. This includes women with PCOS and endometriosis.

In younger women and girls, a genetic condition known as McCune-Albright syndrome can lead to recurring ovarian cysts, coupled with very early signs of physical maturity. Both of these conditions have the potential to interfere with normal fertility, so these types of recurring cysts should be taken seriously.

Treating Cysts Naturally

One of the more positive aspects about recurring ovarian cysts is that they rarely have long-term side effects. This doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to experience issues when they are untreated. Rather, once you get the cyst under control, normal reproductive function is almost always the result.

There are several common ways that a natural health practitioner or holistic doctor will deal with recurring ovarian cysts. First, you can likely expect that a closer look will be taken to the state of your hormones.

Hormones can be regulated with herbs, homeopathics and even by reducing stress. Attention should also be paid to diet, as what you are eating will directly relate to your hormone levels.

Not only should you eat a high concentration of antioxidant rich foods, but you should avoid things like animal products and unhealthy fats; alcohol and sugars are also bad for recurring ovarian cysts. As you can see, natural treatments are very promising for recurring ovarian cysts.

These issues tend to be highly treatable when a smart, holistic plan is implemented. Not only does holistic care deal with the symptoms, but it also often completely eliminates the root cause.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Will ovarian cysts cause pregnancy complications (read for details)?
    Hi,

    My husband and I have been TTC for a while and I finally got a referral to see an infertility specialist. He confirmed that I have ovarian cysts. He put me on Provera and I start my first round of Clomid in four days. My question is… are the cysts going to cause complications if we conceive on Clomid?

    I know a girl who also had cysts and her doctor “cleared up her ovaries” before starting her on Clomid. I’m not sure what he did to “clear them up”, we’re not friends, she’s a friend of a friend, so I don’t talk to her.

    I just want to make sure that if we do conceive on my first round that it’s not going to end up in a miscarriage because of the cysts. Has anyone else had cysts and conceived? And had a healthy, full-term pregnancy?

    Thanks. :)
    Sorry, I should have mentioned that he was not at all concerned about the cysts themselves. He said that they are not cancerous and he said they are small and I shouldn’t have problems with them bursting. I just didn’t know if being pregnant could make the odds go up of having lots of complications. I am willing to deal with the complications if it will give us a healthy child, all we want is a family.
    He put me on Clomid because the cysts are causing me to not ovulate or have a period. So I need help ovulating in order to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      We all get cysts on our ovaries from time to time, just not everybody realizes it. Some dissolve, some errupt(very painful) and others grow too large that they need to be removed. I had one errupt in September. I’m over 4 months pregnant now. When I went for my 1st u/s they told me I had some cysts, but were not concerned or anything. I know plenty of women who have them as well and have children and we all got pregnant without Clomid or anything else so I don’t know why they would put you on it. I don’t know much about Clomid but either way you should be fine so don’t worry =)

  2. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause bleeding in early pregnancy?
    Ok, I am 6 weeks pregnant, went to ER this morning for bleeding, they did all sorts of test and a sonogram and baby is fine measuing just right HB 188, but they did tell me I have an ovarian cysts. They gave me no explaination as to why I was bleeding. Could this be why? Anyone else ever experience this in early pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I bled in early pregnancy, right about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. It’s completely normal to bleed in the first trimester. As long as your not having terrible cramping or pain and there is no odor or clotting, you are fine. Since they did all the tests and everything is good, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      If it gets worse or you start having pain, then go back to the ER.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do Ovarian Cysts Cause Positive Pregnancy Results?
    A month ago I had a period which was on and off for about a month maybe less, it had no pain more of a annoyance. I was under large quantities of stress, Which can effect that. I have missed my period completely and had several positive pregnancy tests. Ive had a recent c section which was five months ago so I was wondering if that could be the achiness I get every once in a while, also being I have been cut 4 times there. I have never had cysts and it does not run in my family. Just curious what this could be.

    • ANSWER:
      HPTs and blood tests are looking for hcg in your body. Naturally, there is alwasy a very small level of hcg in your body, but only during pregnancy does levels increase significantly because hcg is produced by the implanted baby to tell your body “your pregnant” so that you won’t get your period.

      About the only other way enough hcg can get into your system to get a BFP is via some drugs that contain hcg, but these are generally limited to various fertility drugs prescribed by a fertility specialist. So you’d know if you were on a drug that could cause a BFP.

  4. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can get a prescription cheap? I don’t believe that I qualify for health insurance for cheaper than 0 per month, I live in New York state.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right ~ those are all symptoms that ovarian cysts would cause.

      If I were you, I would be worried to let them go untreated.

      Is there a Planned Parent Hood in your area you could check out? They are able to help people without medical insurance afford birth control.

      Best of luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can do? I live in New York state.
    What government insurance or free clinics? I know of none.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cyst cause false-positive pregnancy test?
    I had a 4cm complex ovarian cyst in the beginning of November found by ultrasound. Follow-up ultrasound last week showed the cyst had ruptured and was gone. I had my last period on November 17th I am due for my period and took a home pregnancy test today which immediately showed up positive with dark lines. Am I pregnant or is this a false-positive caused by the cyst rupturing?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst can absolutely NOT cause any type of reading on a pregnancy test!!!

      This test only detects hg hormone. It has antibodies that look for this hormone. This hormone is not something that is always found in the body such as the ovaries.

      You are 100% pregnant! Congratulations!

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing positive pregnancy tests?
    My period was off this month, which alerted me to something strange. I took 2 at home pregnancy tests, both negative. Then this afternoon, I felt a dull pain in my lower right abdomen, and decided to get it checked out by a doctor since I’ve had a long history of cysts. He decided to do a pregnancy test just in case. He said the first one turned up faintly positive, so much so that neither he nor his nursing staff could really make a valid conclusion about it. They tested my urine again and found it negative. He sent me in for a blood test, and told me he wouldn’t have the results until later in the week. So now I’m up late, freaking out.

    He told me that certain types of ovarian cysts can cause false positives on a pregnancy test, and that this could very well be why his test was showing up faintly positive, detecting just trace amounts of the HCG hormone.

    Could it be a cancerous cyst? And what are the odds this is an ectopic pregnancy? Please help
    Would an ectopic pregnancy show as a positive pregnancy test, or a negative? I mean, if it’s a pregnancy, the hormone level should be there regardless of whether it’s a normal healthy pregnancy or an ectopic one, right? My husband and I were trying to rule that fear out by thinking surely an ectopic wouldn’t show a negative test.

    • ANSWER:
      Some cysts can cause false positive on pee test (but then again alot of things can cause false positive on pee test). Dull pain in your side could just be a normal cyst (am prone to them myself) or could be ovulation (some women complain of dull pain in their side when they ovulate). If the pain becomes severe definately seek medical attention quickly. Ectopic pregnancies do occur at random, but cannot say what your risk for it might be. As far as cancer…..i think that is the absolute worst case scenario. What you are doing by freaking out is called “borrowing trouble”. I know its scary, but try to relax, drink you some warm milk, or whatever you know will help you relax and wait for the blood test to come back.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive on pregnancy test?
    I took three at home pregnancy test and they were all positive. I went to the doctor to confirm and they gave me a urine test and it came out positive as well. However, when I went back for my blood test results that the gyno took it came out negative and somewhere the gyno mentioned I was low in HCG which could mean I just have a cyst and just not pregnant. I was upset after being told by the family doctor that i was and she reviewed and said everything looked fine, but agreed that the HCG was low. I’m completely confused and wondering is it possible to get a postive pregnancy and not be pregnant and have a cyst after all regardless of having my own home test and doctors test taken and all being positive, and my blood test being negative? Am i pregnant or not?

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of this. My mom is an Ob/Gyn nurse (over 15 years) and she said that an ovarian cyst raises your HCG levels which can cause a false positive. It doesn’t happen often, but it can happen. I would still get a second opinion though, not only for your health, but to ease your mind. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst cause 4 positive pregnancy tests?
    I have taken four pregnancy tests in the last 4 days all of which have showed posistive for pregnancy. I was told today by a friend that an Ovarian Cyst can cause the positives on a pregnancy test. I made an appointment with my OB/GYN to have my first check up since the tests showed positive. After my friend told me that these cysts could cause the positives I have been a little bummed. Anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      That’s crazy talk! Ovarian cycts can’t make you pop positive!!! Pregnancy tests are turned positive only by a hormone that your body makes when you are pregnant. Your body doesn’t make this hormone unless you are pregnant! I would go get a blood test tomorrow! Congratulations!

  10. QUESTION:
    Can cysts cause an ectopic pregnancy?
    I had an ectopic last year which caused me to have surgery. Only part of my right tube was removed. I did not have any of the common reasons for the ectopic. The doc said I can only get pregnant now if its in my left tube.I do have ovarian cysts. Is there anyway to have a successful pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have one tube, the chances automatically reduce to 50%.
      But cheer up, coz rest 50% is still there.
      As u have PCOS, just like the way i had, the only thing u need to do, is observe yr cycle very care fully, like when ovulating and then may be you can go for IUI. That is helpful, just like in my case.
      Me too TTC since a yr and half, wth PCOS.
      You should follow some good gynaec and a good result will surely come up.
      All the best.
      Lot of baby shower on u..

  11. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst causing bleeding in pregnancy?
    due to an ovarian cyst? I’m having bleeding occasionally when active and brown discharge and baby is growing great. doctor doesn’t know why i’m bleeding and i go back tomorrow … and then weekly. but i do have a cyst on my left ovary. could bleeding be cause of this?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be, but it’s great you’ll see the dr. to make sure, you can also ask a fertility specialist (endocrinologist) online for free who might have some insight, try fertilityties.com
      good luck!!

  12. QUESTION:
    Do “functional” ovarian cysts cause intense pain?
    I know I have ovarian cysts, Ive been to the doctor and had the ultrasound. He told me that I had several small cysts on my ovaries but it was nothing to worry about. He recomended that I get on birth control to prevent my cycles. But I would rather not have to take a pill every day. BUT.. sometimes the pain is so bad I think I should reconsider. Is it normal for these cysts to hurt this bad? Or should be more worried about it? Just about every month I have a hard time getting out of bed, I cant stand up straight. I just want to lay in a fetal position with a heating pad on my stomach. Its causing problems with my job because they think Im just using it as an excuse. Is this going to cause any problems with pregnancy later on? I went to the doctor 2 or 3 years ago and its been the same ever since.. sometimes its worse than other times.

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a 2nd opinion & talk to alternative health care professional…having cysts on your ovaries is not normal & could be problematic besides just dealing with the pain.
      Foods that help ease the discomfort and recurrence include plenty of raw fruits and vegetables (especially dark green leafy veggies), garlic, legumes, whole grains, and other whole foods. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, red meats, eggs, fat, white sugar, carbonated beverages, and processed and refined foods. Stick to a natural diet, and you will do better physically. Avoid smoking~

  13. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    About 2 months ago my doctor told me that I had an ovarian cyst on each of my ovaries. They found this while doing an ultrasound for a miscarriage I had in December.

    I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I’m pregnant again. I’m about 7 weeks along and for the last few days, I’ve been getting sharp pains on my sides. My doctor told me that the cysts would probably go away and now I’m scared that they didn’t.

    Can cysts cause me to have a miscarriage again? :( What should I do? Is it possible that it’s not cysts?
    I should have added that the pain usually starts when I’m tightening my abdomen when I’m cleaning or something. Sometimes when I’m in the shower shaving…

    Does this sound normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you’ve had a miscarriage before, you need to be careful & get yourself checked out. It sounds as if you are getting pain whenever you are over exerting yourself, so take it a bit easier.

      Normally, cysts do not cause any problem for a pregnancy – many women have had cysts before and during pregnancies with no complications.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy or Ovarian Cysts?
    I’m going to start from the beginning with this one as it confuses me never mind anyone else! It is quite a few questions really! I’ll understand if you can’t be bothered to read it all – I’m just stressing a bit!

    My period was due 6 days ago but the day before I was in agony – I had a stitch like pain all over my abdomen (from under my breasts to the top of my legs). It was a constant pain for about 24 hours then it started to ease off. During this 24 hours I called my doctor and made an appointment. I got one for the next day.

    When I went in the next day the pain had subsided but it was still pretty painful so the doctor examined me. She prodded around in my stomach and it really hurt when she pressed down on my lower right abdomen. She thought it could be appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. She did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so she sent me to hospital.

    I arrived at the hospital and after the usual 2 and half hour wait I was seen by a surgeon who said because the pain had subsided he thought he may have been an ovarian cyst that burst causing the pain and now my body was reabsorbing the fluid. Which makes sense.

    But I’m still worried. My period still hasn’t turned up and I’m still waiting for the doctor’s to ring to arrange a scan (to check for more ovarian cysts), I’m also still in agony (not as bad as when it started but it still bloody hurts). I’m taking four lots of paracetamol a day (my limit) and it doesn’t touch the pain! It’s always there!

    Also, my friend just found out she was 12 weeks pregnant and she’s been getting false negatives for 8 weeks of that pregnancy. She got our other friend to do a pregnancy test (she’s 8 months pregnant) and (to her shock) that also came back negative. I’ve also had the following syptoms;
    No period pain – or period – just the weird stitch like pain
    Nausea – constantly
    Dizzy Spells
    Enhanced Smell – I can smell stuff better than anyone around me – been told it’s a sign of pregnancy
    Tired all the time! I’m sleeping almost 12 hours a night and I’m still knackered!
    Crying/Emotional for no reason
    Constipation – I haven’t been since before period was due
    Covered in spots – usually spot free
    Headaches – think this is because I’m so tired
    Backache – but I do suffer from this sometimes anyway
    Sore/Tender Breasts – somedays my nipples are so sore I can’t touch them
    Dreams of pregnancy – I think this is because I’m hoping I am
    Craving sweet things – I’m a savoury kinda girl!

    So my questions are;
    I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can effect you fertility. Is this correct?
    The test at the doctors was negative but could I still be pregnant?
    If I am pregnant could it be ectopic? Is this why I’m in pain?
    I’m taking a lot of paracetamol should I cut down until I have a positive or negative pregnancy result?
    Will the scan show up the pregnancy? They’ll be looking for ovarian cysts not preganancy.
    I’m taking folic acid everyday (have been since we started trying) could this be what’s causing the pain?

    I guess I just want some reassurance really. My partner and I have been trying for a baby but we’ve said when it happens it happens. I know stressing about it won’t help either!

    Anyone got any advice to calm my nerves before I get the results of my scan? I’m calling the doctor today to try and sort out my appointment. I think I’m also going to do a home pregnancy test – probably tomorrow morning – to put my mind at ease!

    Thanks in advance!
    I’m going to phone the doctor’s later and find out if I can have a blood test to check. But until then I’ll pop to the chemist and get a home pregnancy test to double check in the morning!

    My friend (who is 12 weeks) said her blood test came back that she had something wrong with one of her hormone’s but wasn’t pregnant – then she found out she was. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Q.1 Yes, ovarian cysts can affect fertilty, they produce a lot of hormones found in pregnancy, but obviously not hcg, which a hpt looks for.

      Q.2 Yes, you could still be pregnant. Hcg levels do not increase the same way in an ectopic pregnancy as in a normal pregnancy. When i had my ectopic i went between faint positives and negatives all the time. The doctor needs to do a Beta hcg reading from a blood test to detect hcg in an ectopic. they will rise and fall and that should be monitired as part of diagnosis.

      Q.3 Yes, you have a lot of symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. My pain came and went, it wasnt constant, and that’s how mine was missed. I didnt tick the correct symptom boxes. It was my blood levels gave it away. However, you havent had a positive hpt at all have you? Only a blood test will tell.

      Q.4 Consult your GP. you should be fine with paracetamal, but if you are in that much pain, you need to be re-seen.

      Q.5 No, an ectopic pregnancy will not show up in a scan unless it is being specifically searche for. even then it can be missed. Ectopic means ouside of the womb. When a scan is done when a woman is known to be pregnant and has these symptoms it is used to detect a faltering pregnancy inside the womb. It rules it out, it dosent detect it. If the pregnancy is located in a fallopian tube or beside the ovary it is very difficult to spot. Remember this isnt, never was and is never going to be a baby. It’s a mass of cells and may present itself as a small bulge in the tube, or not be detectable at all. An ovarian cyst can be detected this way, but then they are very very common in early pregnancy anyway, as that particular ovary has all the work to do producing the hormones your body needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

      A healthy pregnancy at this stage will show up in the scan, but if your urine hcg level is reading as negative then it isnt likely to be seen. An egg sac can be seen anywhere between 4 and 5 weeks. It may just appear as a black circle in the womb lining, so they wont confirm pregnancy but can let you know pregnancy is likely.

      Q.6 No, folic acid would not be affecting you like this, it is naturally found in many many food stuffs..

      What you have described above, arriving at the hospital and then the pain subsiding happened to me. It was an ectopic pregnancy. It wasnt detected until 6 weeks and 3 days. Which is really far on, i’m a very very lucky girl. you need to get your bloods monitored, this is the best way to detect. In my opinion you need to get a second opinion or do something today. Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. If you think you have one you need checked out. Urgently. Have any beta hcg’s been done?

      Edit: If you have had beta hcg done and it read negative this couldnt possibly be an ectopic. you will ALWAYS get a positive blood result. If you havent had one done, just ask.

      Edit: your friend at 12 weeks? Yeah, i guess so. no lab is infallable. they could have read her other bloods as increased progesterone etc but misread her hcg levels. They go into different blood vials and are seen by different technicians, the results are loaded at different times on to a computer and then can be read by the hospital. My hcg results were always back in about 2 hrs. Other hormones were a few days. Mistakes can happen. If she is 12 weeks she will be having her first scan etc and all must be well.

      .

  15. QUESTION:
    How likelyl is clomid to cause ovarian cysts?
    I generally ovulate on my own, but the dr. prescribed me clomid 50mg in order to regulate when I ovulate in case he wants to perform an IUI treatment at the first of the year (I have miscarried 4 times prior, all within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy).

    Ive taken clomid before.

    Ive only had 1 cyst, while not on clomid (I have been diagnosed w/ mild pcos). This month, I have had lower back pain on my right side and have a dull ache. Im almost certain its a cyst, though I wont be going in yet for an ultrasound to confirm since its not bothering me too much.

    The last cyst I had, without clomid, I found after ovulating on day 26 — he said I probably had one since I ovulated so late and checked, and there it was. It ruptured the next month. That was in May of this year.

    Just curious what the chances of clomid causes cysts is. Thanks.

    Also, any women out there have pcos and used a medication other than clomid to ovulate? If so, what what is it called. I have an appt. with my RE on the 26th this month and I want options.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this short and sweet,
      I had a 13cm cist dr removed
      I want to get on clomid to help me try to get prgnant
      dr said no it causes cists………….

  16. QUESTION:
    Clomid and pre-existing ovarian cysts?
    Hi,

    I recently was diagnosed with ovarian cysts. The infertility specialist did a vaginal ultrasound and confirmed it. He gave me a five-day prescription for Provera and then scheduled an appointment the second week in July to follow up and start Clomid. I have been doing a lot of research (well, Google and WebMD haha) and I am reading many different stories. Obviously the doctor will go over everything, but I want to know right now… I am going crazy because my husband and I have been TTC for thirteen months and then I was fiiinally transferred to a specialist (husband is in the Army and the medical insurance is NOTHING to write home about). Anyway, like I said, I know the doctor will go over this all… I just want some input now.

    I have read that the cysts need to be reduced before I can even start on Clomid. Is this true? He told me that at the next appointment, he would prescribe my first round of Clomid. Then other places that I read that they started Clomid right away and Clomid actually caused cysts.

    If he starts me on Clomid right away and we conceive, would the cysts cause pregnancy complications? He told me that he thinks we will have no trouble whatsoever conceiving probably within three rounds of Clomid. I am hopeful, but do not want to get my hopes up because we have gotten our hopes up many times before.

    Any input or information or personal experience that anyone can provide would be sooo greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      As i know almost all women with pcos have cyst in their ovaries and they still take clomid and conceive a healthy baby, so no i dont think the cyst will effect the pregnancy. and yes clomid could cause cysts but that’s if ur taking it for more than 6 cycles.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts Cause Infertility?
    Nearly three years ago i had two large ovarian cysts removed, they had nine litres of fluid in them! I also had one ovary and fallopian tube removed aswell.
    I’ve been with my partner for 2 years now and we have been trying for a baby for just over a year, four months ago i missed my period and had positive pregnancy test, i went to the doctors and they put me under the early pregnancy assement unit because i was told i have a higher risk of an eptopic pregnancy because of my operation. Two weeks after the positive test and a day before i was due to have a six week scan i started bleeding and went to the hospital where i was i had a pregnancy test done but it came back negative, i was told i had a misscariage. Since then my periods have been very irregualr, one month i am four days late and the next nearly two weeks late.
    I just really want to know if my irregular periods and struggling to fall pregnant is all caused by my operation and only having one ovary??
    If not could someone tell me what it all might be??
    Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      hi, yes these problems may be caused by only having one ovary. do you know if this ovary has cysts as well, or if you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome? these can definitely cause infertility problems and irregular periods. you could go back to your doctor and discuss this with them if you wish. the good news is that you can get pregnant, and hopefully you will get pregant again and all will be well this time. i think that irregular periods are fairly common after an early miscarriage and hopefully they will settle back down, if they don’t then go back to your doctor as they could refer you to a specialist because you’ve been trying for over a year.

  18. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms coming from ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      You know what, I’m going thru the SAME thing!!! I was even 13 days late on my period. I just KNEW I was pregnant….. ERRR!!! Wrong! I had a cyst on my left ovary… I had ALL those symptons… It all started when I spotted for 1 day (light pink) 1 week before my period. It could be either or, but I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. I could have written your question…….. seriously…

  19. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy/ovarian cyst/endometriosis/period pain hell.?
    I was diagnosed with endometriosis 4 years ago and have had 3 laporoscopies so far. I have also had an ovarian cysts which was hell before it ruptured.
    I have been off the pill about 3 months now & not using any other form of contraception as if I did get pregnant my boyfriend and I would be quite pleased about it!
    10 days ago I got the most awful ‘period pain’ which makes me feel sick constantly, tends to make me sick in the mornings and evenings and is really unpleasant. I seem to be on the sofa with a hotwater bottle most of the time at the moment and even my heavy duty prescription pain killers aren’t really touching the pain. The only thing is, I haven’t got a period. I haven’t bled at all which is most unusual as generally I bleed very heavily whenever I have a period.

    I can’t get an appointment with my consultant for the endometriosis for another 3 weeks and my doctor is next to useless hence I’m on here seeing if anyone has any useful suggestions before I head down to A&E later.

    Could an ovarian cyst carry on causing pain for about 10 days? There is a small chance I could be pregnant which would cause the sickness but has anyone else ever had period pain at the start of a pregnancy? Or is it most likely to be just(!) my endometriosis grumbling?
    I’m really not sure I can face any more prodding and pocking by doctors who don’t know what they are talking about & never come up with any useful suggestions :o(

    • ANSWER:
      It could very well be the endo. I get episodes like this as well. Out of nowhere I will have a week or two (or even three) of horrible horrible pain. I have Stage 4 endo and have had one surgery for it..I was diagnosed a little over a year ago. I also get cysts regularly & know they cause lots of pain too. I feel the same way as you…so much poking & prodding from doctors and not really getting any answers/relief. Right now I am on continuous birth control to get some relief for the pain. I actually still get blocks of pain but not as bad as before the BC.
      If you think it could be pregnancy, get a test right away. My husband and I have been TTC for years and hope to do more fertility treatments after some months on BC for the pain.
      This disease can be very mysterious and hard to deal with…I really hope you find some relief & answers.

  20. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy & Ovarian Cysts?
    Does anyone know anything about ovarian cysts? I have asked a question similar to this previously, but i’m curious about some other stuff. Awhile back i had been having pain in my lower abs (around oct 2007). Well in May 2008 i went to hosp & after doing a transvaginal ultrasound the doc told me I had Cysts. He didnt say how bad they were, he just said more on left ovary than right. He gave 2 antibiotics & vicodin & told me to follow up in 2wks. Well i didnt do the follow-up b/c money was tight. However i havent had any more pains since my visit. Can anyone tell me anything about treatment for cysts & how i can know they’re gone, besides follow-up? I’m concerned b/c i know that was causing my infertililty problems b/c my fiance & i have been trying to have a baby (i’m 27 yrs old) for years. I had a period May, June & July (9th) was the last one. Its now Sept, could i be preg? I took a test, my room friend (girl) both looked close b/c it appeared to be a VERY VERY VERY light pink line, but we weren’t sure. I have been more hungry lately, tired, crampy (for like a month), pee every hr, thirsty, i’ve gotten car sick, & i did attempt to drink “half” a cup of vodka & cran a week ago & vomitted like an hour later. My breast arent sore, nipples are firm. Not that i’m showing, but many of my shirts & jeans fit tighter in the area between hips & stomach. I want to wait to take another test or go to doc, but how else can i know if i’m preg? When does your stomach bulge out a lil bit or get hard? When does sore breast & nausea reallly kick in? Please Help!!! But dont say go to doc, i know that i just want to wait until the end of THIS month b4 i go.

    • ANSWER:
      i think you should take an hpt just in case….before you go to your doct, to make sure if you’re pregnant or not, your symptoms could def. be of pregnancy but it’s hard to tell without the hpt, you can also in the meantime try asking a fertility specialist online for free, try fertilityties.com
      good luck!!!!!!!!

  21. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts or pregnancy symptoms? HELP?
    i am 24 yrs old and have ALWAYS been a regular 28 day cycle girl.. me and my boyfriend have been together for 3yrs and use the pull out method and no other form of bc (we have both graduated frm college, have our own townhouse.. we are not planning to get pregnant but if it happens then we wld be ECSTATIC!) soooo my period came exactly one week early last month July 5 (which it NEVER does) and was a normal period with clots. (not sure when i actually ovulated since it came early).

    NOW i assumed i wld be back on a 28 day cycle since it didn’t come early this month and planned to start August 1.. but i’ve yet to see AF. i took pregnancy tests bout a week n half ago and all negative. and the last time i was late, i was pregnant. BUT in between this period, i experienced a dull ache on both sides of my abdomen..not painful, jus a very dull ache similar to period cramps; nausea, aversion to foods, fatigue and mood swings.

    i actually had a pap smear July 26 in which they did a vaginal ultrasound and found very small cysts on both ovaries (no baby sac tho, not sure if it was even too early). NEVER had this before. but the dull ache sort of went away last week. now, period like cramps (different cramp feeling than the dull ache) started on Aug 1, the day i was to start my 28 day cycle. like i REALLY felt like it was coming, and go to the bathroom and nothing.. now my breasts have been itchy (don’t know what that means).

    could my early and now late period be pregnancy? or cysts? the doctor didn’t worry too much about the cysts because they were soooo small and not causing me pain.. jus annoying dull achey feeling. what’s going on? anybody else have these symptoms and found out they were REALLY pregnant and the doctor was wrong? HELP! lol

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    pregnancy and ovarian cysts?
    My last period was on August 15, after that in September I had some spotting dark brown in color which hardly lasted 3 days, if not less. For the month of October I did not have my period. My home pregnancy tests came back negative. I have been to a clinic for a pregnancy test and the urine test there also came back negative. I am waiting for the results of the blood test. The nurse told me sometime a benign cyst can develop that can also cause the problem. For a couple of days I have noticed extremely light (the kind that is hard to see) spotting and today I had some dark red spotting, and now it has stopped. I have failed so far to have my regular period bleeding. The only thing I feel is a dull lower back pain that does leave me incapable to do anything and to bend down to pick things up, usually the heavy ones. I do not have pain during or after intercourse. I am dizzy and out of breath a lot.
    Yes my husband and I also have been trying to conceive since January and it’s heartbreaking now to know that I may have cysts. Please help me ladies!

    • ANSWER:
      I have cysts on my left ovarie. They increase and decrease off and on. It is normal. Also have fibroid tumor in my uterus. Have had 3 healthy babies. Cysts and fibroid tumors do not exclude you from having healthy babies. It took me 4 years to get pregnant with my first, 4 years with my second and 1 month with my third. It took 5 months to get pregnant with my 4th, but I miscarried. Not because of cysts or tumors.

  23. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I had to go the emergency room last night because I was in excruciating pain. The doctor found a cyst on my left ovary. It has been there for awhile because I have been up there numerous times with the same pain symptoms, they are just way worse now. Has anyone experienced this? Can it cause complications? How likely is it that it is cancer when both my mother and sister had ovarian cancer? I go to the doctor again on Monday but the weekend of worring is going to make it a long weekend!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst /pregnancy?
    i have an ovarian cyst to which at this time caused me no problems other then some pain in that area. this month i missed my period. got sore bbs nausea and tons of cramps. my appetite is ruined. and i dont know why. i also just started getting morning diahrrea. i tested twice and both are – preg. going for a blood test. 5 days late and no period. neg test. is this the cyst causing all of this? i feel miserable inside.. but i dont have the flu… whats wrong with me. its agony not knowing.

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Is this pregnancy? Possibility of a ovarian cyst?
    Last fall I had a miscarriage.. it was a blightened ovum where the baby just didn’t form. Starting the past two months, my husband I have been trying for another baby.. we have been having sex just about every other day. This month after around ovulation my boobs became very tender, I was having lower back pain, itchy nipples, vivid dreams, frequent urination, and had a low fever around 99. I really thought I was pregnant. My period did end up coming though, but it was only 2 days long and was alot lighter then normal. I have taken a few HPT but they all came back negative. I took them just in case because I heard of rare cases where people do have their period when pregnant. I also heard ovarian cysts can cause similiar symptoms to pregnancy. And I have had one in the past. I just wanted to hear others opionions.. I def wil be calling the doctor this week though.

    • ANSWER:
      HPT just don’t work all that well for some people and don’t really let you know if you aren’t pregnant, only if you are. Try to be patient, and don’t worry about having a cyst until you have some evidence of that. This definitely sounds more like pregnancy to me.

      Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Please respond if you have been through this or know anyone who has about cysts & pregnancy..serious answers ?
    I am the mother of two children and to get pregnant then was no challenge. While still married my ex-husband and I tried to get pregnant for a 3rd time but failed. I never bothered to tell my ob anything because I had no other symptoms and believed it to be stress that was not allowing me. After he and I split I met someone else and began to have intercourse again. During this time I did start to notice symptoms which I told my doctor. She had found an ovarian cyst and said it was not harmful. She prescribed birth control pills to get rid of it but I did not do it because I had no money to afford it (my health plan is not a good one). Although I had continued to have intercourse with the same guy without protection and never got pregnant as I would not miss a period. I stopped seeing him and never went back to get the cyst checked, that was more than a year a go. Recently we hooked up again. In the beginning of our renewed relationship I had my fisrt ever yeast infection which was also bacteria vaginosis. I took the medicine and was rid of it. That same week I got my period right on time. I was supposed to get my period more than a week ago and counting the days from 1st of the last it has been 35 days. I took 5 pregnancy test and 3 were done in the morning and they have come back positive. Mind you the test were from 1 generic test, 2 from EPT and 2 from 1st Response.I have read on the pamphlet that’s inserted in the packages that a cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. I did my research online and found that it’s true but I was not able to find if it’ll cause you to miss a period when it’s out of the norm. I need some guidance for the weekend until Monday comes so that I can call my doctor. My symptons are tender breasts, mild pain like cramping in my abdomen and lower back pains with no signs of blood. Has someone had this similar situation and what was the outcome?

    • ANSWER:
      This is unbelievable… i thought everything that’s been wrong with me, has been in ‘my head’, sex drive, weight gain, fuzzy vision, mood swings…

      I honestly think this should be taken off the market. I cannot believe everyone’s comments about this contraception. I have taken the pill over the years, depo provera, and thought my mood swings were bad then, but what really is the kicker, is the sex drive, hot flashes and weight gain/bloating.

      http://www.medications.com/se/nuvaring/bloating

  27. QUESTION:
    If i had an ovarian cyst removed does it reduce the chance of pregnancy?
    first of all i am 14 years old and i might just have a ovarian cyst thats causing lots of pain in my right side.

    if i was to get this cyst removed will it reduce the chance that i will be able to get pregnant in the future? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, I have Pcos and discovered it when I was pregnant for my son. After his birth I had surgery to remove cysts from my ovaries. I have a daughter that was born about 2 years after the surgery, but I was on birth control up till then to prevent the cysts from growing back. Birth control is part of the treatment therapy for pcos. Good luck, I think you will have plenty of very annoying loud children to make you happy:) Careful what you wish for:)LOL! jUst kidding kids are great and I wish you the best:)

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced pregnancy symptoms with an ovarian cyst?
    I’m definately not pregnant…had loads of tests done..found out i have a 3cm ovarian cyst…had nausea for 1 week…that passed….now I’m experiencing weight gain even though my diet hasn’t changed..always been fairly slim…also my breasts have grown huge and are tenderr and my belly is a bit swollen…i”ve had blood tests and ultra-sounds etc…could the ovarian cyst cause phantom preganancy symptoms?
    I will be seeing my doctor in a few weeks time..just wondering if anyone else experienced this..tyvm

    • ANSWER:
      My mother had that same problem, she was bloated, she looked pregnant and had to have her ovaries removed. she feels much better now

  29. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  30. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst hiding pregnancy?
    The last few weeks I have had several symptoms of being pregnant… nausea, fatique, changes in my breasts, bloating, and just an odd feeling in my abdomen. If I am pregnant I would only be about 4 weeks. I had a urine test last week that was negative. I went to the doctor for my problems and they found several ovarian cysts on my right ovary. When I asked if they had any reason to believe I could be pregnant they said that because the cysts were so large they were unable to get a good look at my uterus. I have been on hormone treatments that keep the cysts from growing. I have read that many women begin growing them after conception. My doctor said that all my hormone levels are so off it would be hard to target the pregnancy hormone at this point. They told me to just wait and see. I have been calm about this situation because I know that stressing and worrying can cause me to miss my period… but I just hate not knowing. Is it really possible for cysts to hide a pregnancy

    • ANSWER:
      with my second child i had a 10cm cyst on my right ovary and yes i can cause a delay in finding out your pregnancy my cyst did not go away ntill i was 8 months along and i had a ultrasound every 5 to 6 weeks to see how the baby was and how the cyst were doing. the only good part that came out of dinkinag all that water and holding it was i new for sure it was a boy after that many ultrasounds you could see everyting clear as day…dont worry to much they sould be able to let you know within the next couple of weeks in the mentime i would suggest taking prenatal vit in case you are it can not hurt you to take them even if your not
      take care

  31. QUESTION:
    Could it be ovarian cysts causing my irregular periods?? Please help if you know anything about this = ]?
    Ok, I’m about a week and a half late for my period. I took a home pregnancy test, negative. I’ve had ovarian cysts in the past and I was wondering if this is what is making me late and if so is that really bad for my reproductive health? Also, if I go to the doctor for this (again) what will be done? My doctor (that I will not be returning to) only gave me loads of pain meds which I never took… Is that all that they normally do for cysts? Thank you so much!!!
    Nope, no birth control. My doctor took me off and said I no longer could have any because I was having migraines with aura and it was too dangerous for me to be on any hormones bc of higher risk of stroke.
    Ok sorry, yeah I have been seeing a gynecologist for this and I did have an ultrasound and a CT scan done several months ago. I know I have a history of ovarian cysts and thats why I was assuming thats whats causing the problem with my period… My doctor said that birth control was the only thing that helped prevent them and since I cannot have it, I get pain pills. I decided that my doctor was incompetent during the last visit so thats why I’m here asking this. I’m switching to a new doctor and I wanted to make sure they could actually do something if I went. If its going to be the same routine then I’m going to hold off going until its absolutely necessary.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to an endocrinologist and have a hormone panel done, make sure you provide your records form you gyn to him. Yes sometimes polycystic ovaries interfere with your period.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get ovarian cysts when on the combined pill?
    I’ve been having these pains in my pelvis for over 6 weeks now. My last period was particularly painful and a bit lighter than usual. I’m on the pill. When I was first prescribed it, 5 years ago, it worked well- reducing period pains and making them lighter, but then I started to have breakthrough bleeding and what seemed to be ovulation pains. The doc changed my pill and it seemed to improve. Then 6 weeks ago I started to have these pains again. They move from side to side or sometimes travel right accross my lower abdomen. I thought pregnancy was the cause at first, but have taken several tests and they’ve all come back negative. I’ve no other symptoms, just these pains/aches in my pelvis. I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can cause these type of pains, but women rarely get them when they’re on the pill. Is it possible though?

    • ANSWER:
      Oral contraceptives are often used to prevent ovarian cysts, so it’s not impossible you have them, but there’s probably something else going on. It’s time to go see your doctor. Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst cause false positive pregnancy test, even if I have most signs of pregnancy?
    I have a 10cmx10cm ovarian cyst (I know it’s HUGE!), and believe it or not, I never really felt or had any sign of having an ovarian cyst until I had a thorough medical checkup. I missed my period 3 weeks ago and was having almost all the signs of pregnancy. I consulted my family physician, and she called me today saying that the pregnancy result came out positive.

    I “googled” my concern and found out that some people are saying, no… it’s very rare to get a false positive. Some people are saying, in case of ovarian cyst, it is possible to get a false positive. I am really really confused, and can’t wait to talk to my doctor again!! I am having most signs of pregnancy. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts do not cause false pregnancy readings – that’s just a common misconception, so congratulations!

  34. QUESTION:
    are my symptoms coming from an ovarian cyst or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      i have endometriosis and endometrial cysts in the ovaries, im not sure with you whats going on but i know i had a huge cyst on my left ovary now im pregnant. it also didnt pick up the pregnancy on the first test (doctor had it done thinking i might of been, i didnt even think i was…)
      but a test about 5weeks into the pregnancy picked it up, and the cyst has now reduced heaps but gave me problems for ages.
      so i think its possible for sure that its a pregnancy…
      you know how your body feels better than anyone. good luck hun!! :) x

  35. QUESTION:
    can an ovarian cyst cause period to be weeks late?
    normally my cycle is 33 days…my last cycle my period was unexplainedly 3 weeks late, and this very next cycle it is already over 2 weeks late. last night i started getting sharp pain in my lower left side and my uterus feels irritated like i am about to get my period, but i still havent got it. my abdomen also feels tender when i touch it. does anyone know if this sounds like a cyst or maybe ectopic pregnancy….i will obviously be going to the dr, but im just wondering ahead of time..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not usually.

      A cyst is often caused by ovulation, so it wouldn’t delay getting your period.

      Glad to hear you are going to the MD.

  36. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst/ or preg symptoms?
    Ovarian cyst /pregnancy?
    i have an ovarian cyst to which at this time caused me no problems other then some pain in that area. this month i missed my period. got sore bbs nausea and tons of cramps. my appetite is ruined. and i dont know why. i also just started getting morning diahrrea. i tested twice and both are – preg. going for a blood test. 5 days late and no period. neg test. is this the cyst causing all of this? i feel miserable inside.. but i dont have the flu… whats wrong with me. its agony not knowing.

    • ANSWER:
      If the cyst has ruptured (which is painful and annoying) it can cause menstrual like pains, diarrhea, and nausea. You should go to a doctor to just make sure that is the case though.

  37. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and trying to conceive?
    i have ovarian cyst of size 4cm and i am trying to conceive. can any one tell me how to reduce the size of ovarian cyst naturally.my doctor dint prescribed me any medicine she just said be to wait and see.i just want to know will this ovarian cyst cause any problem in pregnancy.if any one know about cyst please help me.thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive. Typically, ovarian cysts remain small and don’t interfere with ovulation or conception

      If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, this can cause fertility problems but having an ovarian cyst is NOT the same as having PCOS – they are 2 very distinct conditions.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see & hope that it goes away itself (what your doctor is doing), birth control pills (obviously not if you are ttc), or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst that burst and pregnancy, i have already asked but only had two answers please help!?
    i had an ovarian cyst that burst mid way through my cycle six weeks ago it was so very painfull i bled for two weeks and have not had a period since (its been about 25 days since i stopped bleeding). when i went to the hospital they said i had another two smaller cysts forming in each ovary. i am worried that i now can’t get pregnant. the hospital have been no help giving me advice or even telling me anything about this can someone please tell me everything i need to know. god bless and thankyou x

    i am also think i am a few days late with my period so could i already be pregnant. i heard that burst cysts can be a sign of implantation is this true or has anyone else heard this. i also know that cysts can cause irregular periods so i am not ruling this out either. though i have always been regular as clockwork. any more advice would be gratefully recieved thanks x
    i never said before that i was infertile, the doctors told me i am probably infertile but have heard since that people have still got pregnant with cysts. i am now very confused,
    sorry it appears i didn’t put enough information here, i will make myself clearer. i was told that i was infertile due to these cysts and due to an eating disorder i have lived with for 15 years. hence why i am doubtfull that i am already pregnant, my main question was answered that you can still get pregnant when you have ovarian cysts. depending on what type they are. but i have found that i am now more confused than ever. for the past few months since i was told i was infertile i thought i had accepted it especially when i only had myself to blame, but i am hearing so many different stories i just don’t know what to think.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m presently going through a very similar experience right now. I have cysts on my ovaries and experienced an ectopic pregnancy in Jan 07.

      Just last week, I had very bad pain in my left side and with such irregular periods, I guessed that it was just going to be a heavy bad one. However, after 4 days of bleeding, wicked cramps and noticed that my blood was not dark and odoured like menstrual blood, I went to emerge. At first, I was misdiagnosed and was treated for food poisoning. After two more days of pain and bleeding I was rushed to emergency to learn I had a burst cyst on my ovary and only time would correct it. After two more days of pain (even with heavy medication) I was rushed to hospital because the pain was unbearable (would not even stand/walk). My blood counts dropped a lot, I was rushed to surgery to learn I had an ectopic pregnancy in the same tube that my previous one from Jan07. They removed the tube, drained 1L of blood from my stomach and I was in recovery for 4 days.

      Somethings I have learned:
      - People with cysts have irregular periods.
      - You can get pregnant and have cysts – even burst ones.
      - Going on birth control pills can reduce your cysts from swelling.

      I’d like to also mention, the I thought I skipped a period in April – - but had normal periods in May & June. My bloodwork NEVER showed I was pregnant.

      If you are dizzy, still bleeding, stomach ache, bloating – - return to the hospital and be instant that you have BOTH internal and external ultrasounds. You can also request larascopy where they make a small incision and look around inside. Also, consider having your doctor compare your blood counts. You could internally bleed, not know it, and be fatal.

      Good luck and God bless!

  39. QUESTION:
    Will my ovarian cyst cause me to need a preterm c-section?
    I found out I was pregnant at five weeks due extreme pain that turned out to be an ovarian cyst in my right ovary three times the size of my ovary. I had emergency surgery to have the cyst drained, and somehow nothing went wrong with the pregnancy. Now I am over twenty one weeks pregnant, and they’re telling me my cyst never fully went away, and is beginning to grow again. If it grows to an alarming size before I give birth, how will that effect the baby? Will I have to have a preterm c-section, or can they just drain the cyst with me being pregnant, because I know I can’t be put to sleep for surgery? I guess what worries me most is the fact that I know the cyst won’t have as much room to grow as it did before with the baby now also growing. I have it in my head that I won’t be able to handle the strain of a vaginal birth with the cyst, or even make it to term with the baby and cyst both growing.

    • ANSWER:
      My guess would be that you will not be allowed to have a vaginal birth if your cyst grows like it did before. Any sort of pushing could cause it to rupture or cause damage to your ovaries.

      You might need a preterm c-section, but that will all be up to your OB. He or she should be monitoring your cyst as well as your pregnancy very carefully. Be very honest with your questions and don’t hold them back at your appointments. This is your body, and you deserve to know as much about what is going on as you can.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and pregnanct test results?
    I am 5wks pregnant, (i hope) and had an ultrasound yesterday due to some pain on the right ovary, they did not see anything in my uterus as yet, said it was probably too early but i found out i have 3 ovarian cysts on that ovary, im wondering if this would have affected my pregnancy tests, am i pregnant or was it the presence of the cysts causing a false positive.
    i did 7 tests, one each day for a week, every day the pink/ blue line got darker which i would assume would mean my hcg levels were rising. on 13dpo the test line was faint on 23dpo the test line was as dark as the control line. does the levels in the ovarian cyst rise like in a normal pregnancy? i have done some research but cant find anything about the levels rising. i have a dr appt later this week but am really worried now.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I had 2 ovarian cysts before getting pregnant and had them surgically removed . I did HPT at around 6 weeks and the result was positive, then doctor’s appointment at 8 weeks and I was positive pregnant and now 23 weeks. My doctor told me before that the possibility of the cyst growing along with the pregnancy is there. During my 20-week ultrasound, they saw a 5-cm right ovarian cyst. The doctor is monitoring the growth of the cyst, it shouldn’t harm the baby, the doctor is just concern as the baby’s growing, it may put pressure on the cyst and causing me pain, but I do not feel any pain and as long as it doesn’t harm the baby, i’m not thinking much about it. Don’t worry, I hope you are pregnant and hope it helps.

  41. QUESTION:
    Having pregnancy sypmtoms did HPT but came back negative. Could I be pregnant or have ovarian cysts?
    This is week 4 of pregnancy symptoms that I have been having. It’s been 6 weeks since I last had my period. I am tired, nauseated on and off all day, dizzy, got breast soreness a week ago, white discharge, lower back pain, breaking out all the time with acne, bloated, no spotting at all, intercourse is feeling different like I’m tighter down there. I did a HPT in the morning and it came back negative. It’s been more than 6 weeks since I had a period. My friend said she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was 3 months pregnant. She did HPT too. Any advice? I am thinking of waiting a few more weeks to take another one and then call the dr.

    What else are the symptoms caused by.

    I haven’t had any abdominal pain or weight gain which seems to the common symptom of having ovarian cysts. Help?

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Can a very small ovarian cyst cause you to miss a period?
    My last period was dec 28th. I was told on jan9th by the ER physician that I have a very small ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I stopped bleeding a week after that visit but for the past 5 days I started bleeding again, and it was moderate (enough to fill about half of a pad each day. As of now I still havent came on my period yet. I took a home pregnancy test yesterday and had a very faint positive. I am sitting in the waiting room at the ER as Itext this question from my phone. But in the meantime could Iget a little advice from the ladies? And by the way, I haventbeen in any pain since all of this happening

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts can be very normal in the begining of pregnancy and they will usually disapear in time! But since you in the ER now make sure you ask these questions or any other ones you have with a doctor seeing how they are the professional and we are not.
      Good luck!
      Cysts can do lots of things, if they burst they can make you bleed.
      good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    What can cause home pregnancy tests to be wrong? I’ve taken six (99.9% accurate) Epts in the past 3 weeks and
    they have all been positive. I dont have any syptoms except for 2 missed periods and I have irregular periods anyway. I also have a history of ovarian cysts, which I’ve heard can cause a faulty reading. What are things that can cause a false positive 6 times?

    • ANSWER:
      You are pregnant! The ovarian cysts do not give you a false positive! The only way you get a false positive is if you are taking some type of hormone. Please see a doctor ASAP to see how far along you are, check for complications, and begin prenatal care. You can be pregnant without any of the classic symptoms every woman is different and so is every pregnancy.

  44. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst/chemical pregnancy?
    I took a pregnancy test after a couple days of light bleeding and it said positive. I took another one and that one was also positive. I went to a doctor today and had a urine test there. It had come back negative. I am highly confused. I have a papsmear scheduled next week but in the meantime, I would love some opinions on what may cause these positives.

    • ANSWER:
      some time doctor test fail to work u need test again at the doctor if u took 2 both gave same answer i think doctors was wrong try again hum with differnt brand try clear blue test there 100% right

  45. QUESTION:
    Please help! All opinions wanted! I have a history of ovarian cysts (some have ruptured) so I have an?
    irregular period. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost a year and I havent had a period since late April. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests in the past 2 weeks and they have all read positive. However, I have no pregnancy symptoms except I do feel tired and I am having to pee during the night. Do you think an ovarian cyst can cause a false positive test 3 times?!?

    • ANSWER:
      hi! i got the same this Co’s me to go insane tryin to have a baby I’ve been tryin for three years now and no luck plz have them removed.just lately i had a incident were has i missed period for 3months and went to doctor took test it was positive the went back a month later it was false.it was very hard for me to deal wit it.and wen u do fall pregnant sorry to say you could miscarry.so plz go and have this checked out..good luck cheers..

  46. QUESTION:
    Can PCOS cause a false positive pregnancy test?
    Ok, so I posted a question about an hour ago about PCOS and the possibilty of being pregnant. I had my husband go purchase a home pregnancy test and the results were positive. But I read that a certain type of ovarian cyst can produce a false positive result, so now I am wondering if that’s the case here. Can this happen in PCOS? Anyone know? I’m freaking out and am looking for any help I can get.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Congrats you’re pregnant!

      PCOS doesnt cause false negatives, there is a type of ovarian cyst that can, but it’s very rare and not related to PCOS.

      You can learn more here http://www.peeonastick.com/falsepos.html

  47. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst prevent pregnancy?
    I used to have one on my left ovary, and it meant nothing to me cause i wasnt trying for a baby. Now that my husband and i are trying, i wanna know that if my cyst is still there, can that prevent pregnancy?

    I dont know whether its there or not, and i will do my ultrasound, but if it is, what does that mean in terms of falling pregnant?

    I know that functional cyst are normal, but i really dont know what sort of cyst i had.

    I get a period every month. No more heavier than the next person and no more painful than the next person too.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts?Im in so much pain?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain.
    Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) sugar test 2 weeks ago was 114.
    She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound.
    She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also could it cause my period to be late? Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right? Also how long after a cyst ruptures does a period usually start? Just wondering this because I dont want to have to go in for the ultrasound if Im on my period. The dr also mentioned that the ultrasounds are different that one is of the abdomen and the other of the pelvis. Does this mean they will have to use the ultrasound that they insert inside the vagina. Sorry but Im just wondering. Im scared about it.
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      I was recently in the same situation. I had to have the internal ultrasound but don’t worry its so small its like the width of 2 fingers. they found 2 cysts on my ovary, and I was in a ton of pain, I couldn’t get out of bed for 2 weeks, I also had to have a bladder scope for the burning while peeing, which hurt much more. then i took antibiotics for almost a month and finally im back to normal. most likely it is a cyst. make sure you eat yogurt to help regrow the good bacteria antibiotics take away, and rest as much as possible. I hope you feel better soon. I know what you are going through.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts help!!!!!!?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain. Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound. She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also cause my period to be late. Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right?
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      well if the cyst ruptures pretty soon before the ultrasound there will be free fluid showing up! i had that before so i know that is possible and the free fluid can cause irritation and pain!

  50. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts. Please Help me?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain. Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound. She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also cause my period to be late. Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right?
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they do… I had one a few years back, all I remember I was cleaning my car, next thing I knew my husband was driving me in to the hospital I was in that much pain. They kept me in for the night and away they sent me and I’ve been fine since. This went on for quite some time before it actually erupted. Hope this helped.


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts Menopause

Are you questioning yourself regarding the possibility of getting post menopausal ovarian cysts? Most women would be surprised to hear that you can indeed get cysts once you have reached the menopause. How can it be possible since your ovaries are are no longer active and do not produce any eggs?

Ovarian cysts are generally complex and even the medical profession finds it hard to sometimes understand how the condition works and more importantly how it can be eradicated. This said, yes, it is possible to get ovarian cysts after the menopause. In fact, the cysts have most probably been there for a while and are just developing now; it is nothing more than this.

So, what can I do to get rid of post menopausal ovarian cysts?

Well, you may have already been advised that if you experience no symptoms then the best course of action is simply to let them go away on their own. True when you are asymptomatic and lucky but if you are not what is the plan?

Surgery can help if the cysts are very large and impact onto other organs. Hormonal therapy can also be beneficial but these treatment work short term only.

What you need is something that shrinks the cysts and prevents them from coming back to make your life miserable.

Many women suffering from ovarian cysts whether pre or post menopausal are turning to natural cures in order to get rid of the condition. They work extremely well and have literally no side effects. Furthermore, they are very affordable and can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Natural treatments should be considered if you really want the pain and discomfort to end and see the cysts go away for good. You can experience an improvement nearly straight away and by targeting the root causes of the disease, your cysts will not come back and leave you free of pain and discomfort for the rest of your life.

If ovarian cysts are making your life miserable and you want to get rid of them then you must take action TODAY. Natural remedies will shrink and get rid of your cysts for good. Alternatively, you can also visit http://naturaltreatmentforovariancysts-yoan.blogspot.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Painful Ovarian cysts?
    I have one ovary left, the other was removed due to cysts causing a lot of pain. My doctor suggested removing them both, but I am not ready for menopause so I declined.
    I didn’t realize how much the ones on my other ovary hurt until she removed the other ( 3 years ago) Now, i can’t stand it. I have the typical symptoms, abdominal pain, bloating, dizziness, nausea, etc.
    Can’t they just remove the cyst without removing the ovary??? I am still not ready for menopause, I’m only 42. But the pain can really be unbearable.
    Any suggestions or advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Grr. I wrote a whole long answer and then it didn’t save. In short: Yes, docs can probably save your ovary. Requires skill. Clearly your current doc feels uncomfortable doing it. Find a new one, preferably in a large teaching hospital.

      But even if you just get the cysts removed, you’ll get new ones–sounds like you’re prone to them. So can you take birth control pills. They eliminate ovarian activity so you don’t get cysts. good compromise

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts V.S. Hysterectomy?
    I have been getting Ovarian cysts non stop for a few years now but they always pop on their own causing incredible pain.

    I am fed up with it. I am 23 (24 in September) am married and have 2 children but I don’t know what to do the doc says that once you have had 1 you will more then likely have them on and off again until menopause! whats your opion?should I inquire about a hysterectomy or ride out the pain?What are some other options out their for me? I also have very late periods because of this and even tho my husband and I use protection it causes stress and worry about what might be causing it(another little one) I dont know what to do please help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      A doctor won’t give you a hysterectomy unless you have a life-threatening problem. Doctors will suggest a lot of nonsurgical options before resorting to surgery. It sounds like you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is not dangerous or anything, but does suck.

      Some options include taking birth control and other drugs.

  3. QUESTION:
    Am 46, was told by my GYN that I’m not in menopause.I haven’t had period since 02,’06.What could be the cause
    I was told by my gyn that I have POS. I used clomid for 3 months after taking med to bring on a period, but never ovulated. I had an exploratory hysteroscopy and he said that everything looked fine except for some small ovarian cysts which are normal. What can I do? I am running out of time, if I want to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      have you been stressed lately? my girlfriend is also taking clomid. she was really stressed about not having a child yet and things with her boyfriend. i helped her reduce her stress and now after four month on clomid she is expecting.

  4. QUESTION:
    Question about my girlfriends sex drive?
    We have been together and intimate for three years. Her sexual desire is still there but when it comes time to perform she just isn’t ever wet enough. She is only 18 but has many problems like ovarian cysts and HPV but I’m not aware that either of those could cause that… Her gynocologist suggested it might be pre-menopause but she hasn’t gotten tested for it yet. Is that even possible at that age? I can do without sex I’m just tired of feeling like I’m doing something wrong or that I’m not good enough.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts could cause some of her dryness…

      If the desire for sex is there…then it could be a medical problem. Vaginal dryness can be due to any hormone imbalance. She does need to talk with her doctor about this…but have you tried lubricants…Astroglide…KY gel…Replins?? They can make all the difference..

      Just the stress in knowing this drying can take away from the moment…making it just as bad for her as it does for you.

      I hope you two can work this out.

  5. QUESTION:
    Am I going through early menopause?
    My period’s been pretty wonky for the last few months. It was light one month, heavy the next, and it’s about a week late this month. :( I’ve also spotted a bit in between. Beside that, my eyes have been dry, I’ve been having mild hot flashes, and I’ve noticed that my skin has become thinner. I’m only twenty-four, and I haven’t had any major medical procedures. I have a family history of thyroid problems. Would any thyroid conditions cause these symptoms? I’ve had ovarian cysts, too, if it helps.

    Infertility doesn’t really bother me, but growing old before my time does. Please help. :(

    • ANSWER:
      thyroid can totally do that. make sure you get it checked regularaly to make sure you arent getting thyroid storms (which can be leathal).

      but, pre-menapause can start around 30 and last for years – so also find out about the history of the women in your family.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do I have menopause at sixteen?
    I’m a sixteen year old girl, and I’m getting symptoms of menopause.

    For eight months now, I haven’t had a period or even spotting, and for no apparent cause.
    I’m also getting several other symptoms of menopause, such as several random dark hairs on my cheeks/chin, hot flashes and even clamminess on occasion.

    I’m suspecting it might be a cyst, as my aunt had once had an ovarian cyst that had turned cancerous and eventually caused sterility at the age of 19. Still, I’m unsure if a cyst would be the problem. Before this year, I rarely had any problems with my cycle other than occasional pain AFTER a period, not before or during. Could this have anything to do with it?

    I am going to see a OBGYN for the first time in September, so that will probably give me a definite answer.

    Still, do you think menopause at 16 is possible?
    If so, why, and is there a name for what I’m going through?
    @redtiger: No, I’m not generally stressed, and I very rarely exercise, to be truthful. I don’t diet, and I am barely overweight though definitely not obese or even unhealthy. I doubt any of those factors are causing it, so I’m pretty clueless. :[

    • ANSWER:
      You might have premature ovarian failure or maybe polycystic ovary syndrome. It sounds like a hormonal inbalance. I had an ovarian cyst and it caused pain, disruption to periods and I felt generally unwell.

  7. QUESTION:
    Need help for relieving pain and have questions (ovarian cyst/cancer/treatment)?
    For the last week or two I’ve had on and off type pain and it bothers me every day and is sometimes very sharp. I heard that most cysts go away by themselves (mine got smaller) but I’m concerned about ovarian cancer and there’s a huge cancer history in my family but so far no ovarian cancer and my hysterectomy was not for cancer. I read that some benign cysts will require treatment in that they do not go away by themselves, and in quite rare cases, others may be cancerous. I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts about five or six years after my (TVH/kept both ovaries) total vaginal hysterectomy. I didn’t have symptoms of ovarian cysts when they were first diagnosed and the doctor ordered the ultrasound and kept an eye on the cysts with updated ultrasounds.The last ultrasound about three years ago showed the cysts got small enough and I didn’t need further ultrasounds.

    1. Anyone have advice on dealing with the pain and would heat help if surgery isn’t indicated?

    2. If it’s not gas or appendicitis I’m experiencing does anyone know what can be done for them besides taking out the ovary?

    One doctor I didn’t like or agree with recommended I get my ovaries removed because of the history of cysts and I didn’t see him for that problem and he refused to help me with why I went in there and think he was just trying to get more money (the wait was over 3 hours in his office).Three other doctors agreed to not take out my ovaries including my surgeon if it wasn’t cancerous as it could prevent me from going into surgical menopause.

    3. I’ve never had symptoms of menopause but does anyone know if estrogen if needed again would help prevent the cysts from getting bigger if present again or would it just feed ovarian cysts?
    I was put on the estrogen patch 5 years later because my blood work showed I was low on estrogen and I didn’t have any symptoms of menopause. I was taken off the estrogen patch after it was thought that the narcotic pain meds I was taking for disc injury and muscle spasms could have caused the abnormality of the amount of estrogen in my system. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend seeing your OB/GYN as soon as possible. It is unlikely that you have ovarian cancer, but it is certainly a possibility.

  8. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  9. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  10. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

    ——–
    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  11. QUESTION:
    im not sure if anyone can help?
    i was diagnosed with endometriosis and ovarian cysts in December after having a laparoscopy i was taken back into hospital two weeks ago where they later discovered four more cysts had appeared i was having irregular heavy bleeding so they decided that the best option was to give me the zoladex injection but after reading into it a bit i had a slight scare because something came up saying that it can cause early menopause which would lead me to not having children at all does anyone know whether that is the case ? and whether id still be able to have children after the course of the injection?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have been in pain. early or not you need to get your self in order. Too much damage and you will not carry children at all. If you are worried about this now, why not harvest some eggs now and store them. Not sure the cost but it would protect your rights later.
      Wife had same problem and got treatment at Hopkins in Baltimore. There are specialist there in this field. Some work in the field of cysts and bleeding as well. If you feel your Dr is not doing the job, get a 2nd opinion and third if you are not sure. You get one life and one part to work with.
      There is hope and the meds will help stop the bleeding and let your body get stronger. Make sure your iron levels stay up. Eating high iron foods and taking iron supplements right after you eat. the body does not take iron supplements well. opening up for liver and other iron right foods will let the supplement get in there as well.

  12. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  13. QUESTION:
    Early periods but only after being intimate?
    I am 38 and all of my life I have had regular periods until my now Fiance and I started having intimate relations. Since July, I have only had one normal period during a month that we had been together. The only other normal cycle that I had was a month that we opted not to be intimate due to tests that I was having done to see if the doctors could find a problem. I have been tested for pregnancy, STD’s, Infections, Cancer, blood levels. I have had a vaginal ultrasound that discovered an Ovarian cyst ( not the cause according to my doctor ) I have also had an Endometrial Biopsy that came back normal.Family that I ask thinks it could be Pre menopause, but why does this only happen when my Fiance and I are intimate. We were in a long distance relationship that pretty much prevented us from being together more often than once a month. He has recently moved in with me ( as of this past Saturday ) we have been intimate on at least 3 occasions since then and my period is 11 days early. I am at my wits end. Does anyone have any suggestions or hopefully an answer? Also my Fiance is a 5 year Stage 4 Testicular Cancer Survivor as of May. He went through Surgery, Chemo and everything but hasn’t had any related treatments in 5 years. He does have a VERY low testosterone level but I wouldn’t think that would have anything to do with it but who knows at this point.

    Thank you to everyone that reads this and offers any kind of help.
    I do mark on my calendar everything that you mentioned pertaining to my periods and acts of intimacy. My Fiance and I don’t engage in rough intercourse or I might have concidered the trauma factor. Every time I have gone to my doctor concerning this I have had pregnancy tests. Somtimes that may be 7 days before I can get in there because they won’t see me if I am on my period unless it is life threatening and it hasn’t gotten to that point. All of their pregnancy tests have coem back negative. So the last time before now that I had an early period I went right to the drug store and bought an OTC test and it too came back negative. I am not saying that it 100% ruling out that possibility, it may be that my body is going through pre menopause and isn’t doing what it should to allow me to say pregnant and there for not producing the hormone that the test are designed to detect. My Fiance only has a 7% fertility level.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my post-oophorectomy body?
    I am 23, and I had an oophorectomy (my ovary removed) about a month ago because of a 15cm ovarian cyst. I only had one ovary from birth so this procedure caused surgical menopause. (I still have my uterus.) Even though I am currently on Hormone Therapy (Vivelle dot 0.1mg 2x/week estrogen patches only for now), I am experiencing strange menopausal side effects like hot flashes, mood swings, and prolonged vaginal bleeding (10 days). I thought the estrogen would cut down some of these menopausal issues, and that I would only get my “period” when I take Prometrium 200mg #24 for 1-12 days every 1-3 months. I feel alone in this situation. Most people who have had an oophorectomy also had a hyst. Being so young, I am confused and can use some answers and support. Please respond if you have any answers or support…

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, girl. I feel your pain. I had a hyst and oophorectomy at 30. While my situation was a little different than yours, I still have the same symptoms you described.

      It’s unfortunate that there isn’t more support for people like us. We’re too young to fit into the “after-50″ crowd, so there’s really no support for us, that I’ve been able to find.

      What I will say, though, is that a drug called Estratest has worked wonders for me. Because of the side effects, however, my doctor made me sign a release before he would prescribe more for me. Hormone Replacement Therapy has been thought to cause heart disease in women. As a result, my doctor, even though I signed the release, would only prescribe the medication at half the dose. :( So, I’m right back where I started, although a bit more comfortable.

      Hope this helps.

  15. QUESTION:
    health questions, please help?
    lately i have has alot of body pain a majority of the pain on the left side of my body, warmth in my abdomen and chest, hot flashes, heart races. pain in the jaw joint, light headedness, dizzy spells.
    i was diagnosed with costocondritis a few months ago. pain in the left side of chest where the breast bone is and pain of the cartlidge from the breastbone up.
    last week i found a lump in my neck that may be the cause of my headaches.
    iwillbe 35 this month. i have had ovarian cysts and endometriosis. i was told i would probably go through menopause early. which woud explain the headaches, hot flashes, fatigue, body pain, nasty burning taste in my mouth. and the shortness of breath.
    as for the chest pain, i already had a stress test and an ekg, everything was good in those tests. but due to the pain in my neck and left arm and the left side of y face going numb they wanted to do a nerve test that i could just not afford. i know i have a bone under my shoulder blade that pops outta place and that may be causing the left arm pain. but it still concerns me.
    i quit smoking a few days ago and havent had any numbness in the left side of my face, but the spot where my neck has the lump still hurts and the left arm pain and the dizziness and light headedness is still a bit of a problem.
    ive been tested for lupus,ms you name it. but still cant find a reason for everything that is wrong. i hate being in pain, the racing heart, shortness of breath everything just irritates me.
    so…so far i have costochondritis and i’m premenopausal. could this actually be the cause of everything going on??? i feel like i am missing something here. accupuncture has helped the body pain tremendously. the chiropractor helps my headaches and costochondritis.
    the stress test and ekg turned up nothing. they say my lungs are good. ( i only smoked for maybe a total of 10 years, it was an off and on thing for me) i still feel like i am missing something??? any ideas out there???
    i did want to add a few details.
    my blood pressure hovers between 98/68-111/62. sometimes when i breathe it feels like i am breathing thru cotton, this is rare. when we used to visit here as a kid, i had this problem. now that i live here, its the same problem on occasion. also, sometimes my left arm turns a bit reddish. the left side of my tongue tingles. and my left ear is always irritated. like there is something in my ear. and when it hurts, it hurts pretty bad. but the doc never finds an infection or fluid…just redness.
    the chiropractor says that the combo of a lower back injury and the neck pain could be causing all this on the left side of my body.the left side of my neck gets a painful pop and my migraine starts. the pain i get in my breast bone does pop on occasion. feels better for a while after that. and i noticed over the last few months that the left side of my body doent feel the same things as the right side. and my left hip always pops out. i have to pop it right ba

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    I’m 16 turning 17 and haven’t gotten my period in over a year?
    So its been almost a year since I’ve had my last period. I’ve never had sex before so I’m obviously not pregnant… And I’ve gotten ‘spotting’ (i think it’s called) where it seems like I’ve gotten my period but it never lasts more than an hour.

    So as you can see I’m very confused about this whole situation and my doctor knows that i haven’t had it after my whole episode in the hospital with ovarian cysts…. :(
    And my family doctor doesn’t seem to take any concern. He says that my vegetarian life style choice isn’t the problem either. I’m just wondering if i will be able to have kids in my late 20′s…. cause this couldn’t be extremely early menopause…could it?

    So I know this isn’t normal for a girl my age… but do any of you ladies (or gents) have any input?
    Sorry i meant that the only reason the doctor knows that i haven’t gotten it in over a year is because of the cysts and i had to tell him…

    I had the cysts over 2 month ago

    • ANSWER:
      You seem nice, but yeah you should be happy you’re not having your period. Girls complain about them all the time.

  17. QUESTION:
    Hot Flashes HELP?
    I had a radical hysterectomy in april, I knew that by having it I would immediatly go into menopause. I had to have it done due to ovarian cysts and sevre endometriosis that had even caused my ovaries to adhere to my uterus and bowel causing me constant pain. Because of the endometreosis the Dr. does not want to put me on hormones. The question I have is, I am not having any mood swings, but the hot flashes are horriable, they occur througout the day and keep me tossing and turning at night. I have tried every over the counter and natural remidy out there and they just make them worse instead of better. So my question is, will they ever stop, or will they last forever? By the way I am 36.

    • ANSWER:
      I was 35 when I had mine and yes they do go away. I used to wake up thinking I had spilled something in my bed or something and realized it was sweat from head to toes! I would have to say I dealt with some serious emotional ups and downs too for about a year, but then again I was going through a divorce at the same time and that didn’t help. I can tell you that after that year was up, I only rarely had a hot flash and now I am 43 and I feel absolutely great! I have no pain, no period, no PMS! I lead a very full life. There is life after hot flashes and it’s great!

  18. QUESTION:
    Thickening of the uterine linning?
    What keeps causing my uterine linning to keep building up?i have ovarian cysts and hypothyroidism can that play a role in it? Im only 16 so im not goimg through menopause either lol please help its so anoying!
    No i mean build up alot my doc put me on progesterone bc i had my pd for 3 months and my uterine linning was 3 times the thickness it should be

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  19. QUESTION:
    Is this because of the contraceptive pill? or should i see a doctor?
    I usually have my periods every 4 weeks, occasionally 5 and at the very least 3 weeks apart.
    So I had just come of my period about 2 days before and i took 1 contraceptive pill (it was just a stupid thing i didn’t think about we were drinking wine my friend took hers and gave me one as a laugh. But this is irrelevant.) I didn’t think one pill would do anything. any way a few days later i was back on again. I was fairly devastated to say the least. two weeks after they had finished i got them again. So i looked it up and periods every 2 weeks said it could be caused by the pill (but i only had 1 and it was ages ago now) or early menopause god forbid seeing as i am only 19. or ovarian cysts. So is it that one pill, or is it a coincidence and something could be wrong.

    1 pill like how can it do that? anyway i really need an answer please

    • ANSWER:
      1 pill can do this…the pill is meant to be taken as a course not a one off, so taking one will cause your body to prepare itself for the course. as you didnt take the course, your body will then reject what it has been given, hence the bleed x your body will regulate itself in time x

      you shouldnt take pills that are not prescribed for you anyway x but unless you want to be on the pill, you should not take any of your friends x if you do want to be on the pill, go to see your gp or family planning centre as not all the same pill works for everyone. they can depend on weight, whether you smoke and stuff like that so what i am saying is that your friends pill is prescribed for her not you x

  20. QUESTION:
    Should I Go To The Doctor?
    Ok, this is pretty long, so I will try to make it as easy to read as possible. This is what happened: I was horseback riding, and I fell off. The horse was going pretty fast (we were jumping and he took a big spot). I landed on my back and head ( back first, then my head hit the ground. The part of my back I landed on was right above my butt, on two bones that are on either side of my spine. I had a helmet on, but it was a bit loose, so it didn’t really work properly, because a helmet is supposed to be really tight against your head, so its like a second skull, but what happened in my case was that the helmet hit the ground first, and I “hit” my helmet, instead of my head hitting the ground with a really thick “skull”. Ok, so these are my symptoms:

    -Those two bones I described earlier are really sore, and it is also sore in between them. There is no bruising visible yet, I don’t know why, because I hit that spot really bad. The pain, on a scale from 1-10 is a 2.5. When I put pressure with my fingers on the bone, it is a 3-4. However, when I don’t move for a while (sit or sleep) and then I try to move, it is really stiff and can be a 5.

    -(BTW, I fell off yesterday.) Yesterday, when i got up from a seated position I would get dizzy and have to hold my head and close my eyes until it passed (only a few seconds). Today, I only get a tiny bit dizzy when I stand up and I don’t have to close my eyes or hold my head in my hands. However, I just had a little pounding headache but it passed already. It was a 2-3 on the scale.

    -2 1/2 months ago, I had surgery to get a really big (5 lbs), benign, ovarian cyst removed that was squashing my organs and causing y kidney to swell with fluid. There were no complications with the surgery and I recovered well. However, I have my period now, and for the first time ever I have cramps for the third day in a row. In the past, i have only had cramps on the first day. (Oh yeah, they also had to remove almost all of my ovary, and they said what was left probably wouldn’t survive so the other one would have to take on all the work. They said that if I started to skip my period, I would have to go on hormone pills that would stop me from going into menopause like 50 years early! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet.) Anyway, so this is the third day with cramps, but today, it hurts really bad when I laugh or sneeze or tighten my abs in any way, which was one of the symptoms I had while recovering from the surgery. Now that type of pain is back, and I don’t know if it is from the fall.

    Besides those symptoms, I am also sore all over, but that is to be expected. So, do you think I have a concussion, and should I go see the doctor? I know this was probably really tiring to read, so thank you for helping. If you have any questions, ask and I will add on the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. It sounds to me like you clearly have two separate problems, both of which MUST be evaluated by a doctor in the ER!
      1) You have a concussion, probably a mild one. Being dizzy and having a headache after hitting your head really hard is a classic sign of concussion. You need to go to the emergency room right away to see someone about this. You’re almost certainly fine, yet you NEVER mess around with concussions. You don’t know if you’re bleeding in there or whatever. You need to get an MRI of your head or CAT scan or something like that to make sure everything is fine. Don’t mess with this. Don’t wait, don’t wonder, don’t delay, just go. You’ve already waited too long–you need to get head injuries checked immediately. This is what emergency rooms are for! But like I said, though the responsible, smart thing to do is to get such things checked out immediately, it’s also likely you’re fine and just need a bit of bed rest and you need to avoid any athletic activities for a month or two, because even if this one concussion is no big deal, you are now at risk of a second concussion, and that could be considerably worse. What they’ve been finding now is that when someone with a concussion, even a very mild one, doesn’t wait for it to heal, they risk serious brain damage that can cause permanent memory problems or depression or other cognitive problems.

      2) Hard to say exactly what is going on in your abdomen. Obviously I, random person on the internet, cannot diagnose you. But I’ll give you an idea of what I think it could be, and that will hopefully convince you you need to get that checked out in the ER as well. I had a surgery similar to yours when I was 16, though I had the entire ovary removed. I think your docs didn’t explain things in absolutely the best way because when a doc says that there’s a risk of something, they don’t necessarily convey to the person the level of risk, so the person doesn’t know if it’s something that’s going to happen really soon and they should be terrified, or if it’s something that almost certainly won’t happen and they should relax, or if it’s something that will happen soon yet it’s no big deal anyway and they should relax and not worry about it. The point is: you only need 1/2 of one ovary in order to have normal ovarian function for the rest of your life until menopause. There’s a huge redundancy built into the human body, so just as you only need one kidney to do all the work of kidneys that you need, you’re really fine with just one ovary. Yes, there’s a remote chance that the one ovary you have will stop working, but it’s a small chance, especially at your age. In other words, it’s not something to worry about. However: you are still healing from your surgery 10 weeks ago. The fall sounds like it might have torn something internally, and that’s not good. It could mean more pain, some complications, or the formation of some painful scar tissue. Laughing or sneezing or tightening abs all use the abdominal muscles that were cut when you had surgery. Then they were put back together with staples–you might very well still have staples inside you. Depends what your surgery was like–nowadays they’re less invasive, so I dont’ know what you had done. For my surgery, while I had staples on my skin, I discovered when I had an x-ray years later that there is also a long row of metal staples internally as well, that joined together the layer of muscle or fascia internally that had been cut. These kinds of things (plus internal scar tissue, called “adhesions”) prevent smooth flow of body parts when they receive a major jolt, like you did the other day. Has this caused any long term problems? No way I can know, but the doc should be told so he/she can check. Personally, even though I knew intellectually that my one ovary could do the work of 2 ovaries, I became protective of my one ovary to make sure nothing happened to it.

      I just gave you a really long answer and I wouldn’t have bothered to devote so much time to one answer unless I thought it was really important advice. I hope you heed it. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I Go To The Doctor?
    Ok, this is pretty long, so I will try to make it as easy to read as possible. This is what happened: I was horseback riding, and I fell off. The horse was going pretty fast (we were jumping and he took a big spot). I landed on my back and head ( back first, then my head hit the ground. The part of my back I landed on was right above my butt, on two bones that are on either side of my spine. I had a helmet on, but it was a bit loose, so it didn’t really work properly, because a helmet is supposed to be really tight against your head, so its like a second skull, but what happened in my case was that the helmet hit the ground first, and I “hit” my helmet, instead of my head hitting the ground with a really thick “skull”. Ok, so these are my symptoms:

    -Those two bones I described earlier are really sore, and it is also sore in between them. There is no bruising visible yet, I don’t know why, because I hit that spot really bad. The pain, on a scale from 1-10 is a 2.5. When I put pressure with my fingers on the bone, it is a 3-4. However, when I don’t move for a while (sit or sleep) and then I try to move, it is really stiff and can be a 5.

    -(BTW, I fell off yesterday.) Yesterday, when i got up from a seated position I would get dizzy and have to hold my head and close my eyes until it passed (only a few seconds). Today, I only get a tiny bit dizzy when I stand up and I don’t have to close my eyes or hold my head in my hands. However, I just had a little pounding headache but it passed already. It was a 2-3 on the scale.

    -2 1/2 months ago, I had surgery to get a really big (5 lbs), benign, ovarian cyst removed that was squashing my organs and causing y kidney to swell with fluid. There were no complications with the surgery and I recovered well. However, I have my period now, and for the first time ever I have cramps for the third day in a row. In the past, i have only had cramps on the first day. (Oh yeah, they also had to remove almost all of my ovary, and they said what was left probably wouldn’t survive so the other one would have to take on all the work. They said that if I started to skip my period, I would have to go on hormone pills that would stop me from going into menopause like 50 years early! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet.) Anyway, so this is the third day with cramps, but today, it hurts really bad when I laugh or sneeze or tighten my abs in any way, which was one of the symptoms I had while recovering from the surgery. Now that type of pain is back, and I don’t know if it is from the fall.

    Besides those symptoms, I am also sore all over, but that is to be expected. So, do you think I have a concussion, and should I go see the doctor? I know this was probably really tiring to read, so thank you for helping. If you have any questions, ask and I will add on the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. It sounds to me like you clearly have two separate problems, both of which MUST be evaluated by a doctor in the ER!
      1) You have a concussion, probably a mild one. Being dizzy and having a headache after hitting your head really hard is a classic sign of concussion. You need to go to the emergency room right away to see someone about this. You’re almost certainly fine, yet you NEVER mess around with concussions. You don’t know if you’re bleeding in there or whatever. You need to get an MRI of your head or CAT scan or something like that to make sure everything is fine. Don’t mess with this. Don’t wait, don’t wonder, don’t delay, just go. You’ve already waited too long–you need to get head injuries checked immediately. This is what emergency rooms are for! But like I said, though the responsible, smart thing to do is to get such things checked out immediately, it’s also likely you’re fine and just need a bit of bed rest and you need to avoid any athletic activities for a month or two, because even if this one concussion is no big deal, you are now at risk of a second concussion, and that could be considerably worse. What they’ve been finding now is that when someone with a concussion, even a very mild one, doesn’t wait for it to heal, they risk serious brain damage that can cause permanent memory problems or depression or other cognitive problems.

      2) Hard to say exactly what is going on in your abdomen. Obviously I, random person on the internet, cannot diagnose you. But I’ll give you an idea of what I think it could be, and that will hopefully convince you you need to get that checked out in the ER as well. I had a surgery similar to yours when I was 16, though I had the entire ovary removed. I think your docs didn’t explain things in absolutely the best way because when a doc says that there’s a risk of something, they don’t necessarily convey to the person the level of risk, so the person doesn’t know if it’s something that’s going to happen really soon and they should be terrified, or if it’s something that almost certainly won’t happen and they should relax, or if it’s something that will happen soon yet it’s no big deal anyway and they should relax and not worry about it. The point is: you only need 1/2 of one ovary in order to have normal ovarian function for the rest of your life until menopause. There’s a huge redundancy built into the human body, so just as you only need one kidney to do all the work of kidneys that you need, you’re really fine with just one ovary. Yes, there’s a remote chance that the one ovary you have will stop working, but it’s a small chance, especially at your age. In other words, it’s not something to worry about. However: you are still healing from your surgery 10 weeks ago. The fall sounds like it might have torn something internally, and that’s not good. It could mean more pain, some complications, or the formation of some painful scar tissue. Laughing or sneezing or tightening abs all use the abdominal muscles that were cut when you had surgery. Then they were put back together with staples–you might very well still have staples inside you. Depends what your surgery was like–nowadays they’re less invasive, so I dont’ know what you had done. For my surgery, while I had staples on my skin, I discovered when I had an x-ray years later that there is also a long row of metal staples internally as well, that joined together the layer of muscle or fascia internally that had been cut. These kinds of things (plus internal scar tissue, called “adhesions”) prevent smooth flow of body parts when they receive a major jolt, like you did the other day. Has this caused any long term problems? No way I can know, but the doc should be told so he/she can check. Personally, even though I knew intellectually that my one ovary could do the work of 2 ovaries, I became protective of my one ovary to make sure nothing happened to it.

      I just gave you a really long answer and I wouldn’t have bothered to devote so much time to one answer unless I thought it was really important advice. I hope you heed it. Good luck!